Knee replacements have been performed in the U.S. since the 1960s. Significant improvements in surgical techniques, implants, and instrumentation have led to a longer lasting artificial knee with an improved restoration of function. With proper rehabilitation to regain muscle strength and motion, current knee replacements are expected to last for 15-20 years.1
One advantage of having a knee replacement today is the availability of new technology that gives your doctor important information during surgery. With OrthoSensor’s new technological advancements, surgeons can now perform a Sensor-Assisted Total Knee Replacement with VERASENSE™.
Why Sensor-Assisted Knee Replacement Might Be Beneficial for You
More Satisfied Patients
Despite advances in technology and techniques in the past decade, one in five patients still reports being unsatisfied with their total knee replacement (TKR). Many patients complain of stiffness, loss in range of motion, knee instability and pain after surgery.2,23
In more recent years (between 2014-2016), a look through peer-reviewed scientific publications show that the average patient satisfaction after TKR is still only at 87%. In comparison, a three-year multi-center study during that same period, involving six facilities, showed that 98% of patients whose knees were balanced with VERASENSE during total knee replacement reported being “satisfied” to “very satisfied” with their surgery.22
PATIENT REPORTED OUTCOME MEASURES
In addition to increased satisfaction after surgery, VERASENSE patients may experience:
- Less pain
- Quicker return to normal activity
- Improved knee function
- Increased activity levels 23,24,26
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WHO USES VERASENSE IN KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY?
- American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Website. https://hipknee.aahks.org/total-knee-replacement
- RB, Chesworth B, Davis A, Mahomed N, Charron K. Comparing Patient Outcomes After THA and TKA: Is There a Difference? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2010;468(2):542-546.