The Importance of Using Implant Sensors in Joint Replacement

The Importance of Using Implant Sensors in Joint Replacement
The Importance of Using Implant Sensors in Joint Replacement

Cutting-edge implant sensor technology is enabling orthopedic surgeons to make evidence-based decisions that can significantly improve outcomes of knee joint replacement.

Quantifying orthopedics

Knee replacement is one of the most common joint replacement procedures done in the US today. It is usually indicated in cases of end-stage bone-on-bone osteoarthritis. When performing the knee replacement, surgeons have traditionally used subjective judgement to position the knee implant so as to maximize joint function.

With each knee having a unique anatomy, exact positioning of the implant to ensure correct ligament balancing requires a high degree of skill. VERASENSE joint sensor technology helps convert the qualitative art of knee replacement into a quantifiable science.

How VERASENSE Implant Sensors Work

During the knee replacement procedure, after initial positioning of the implant, a wireless VERASENSE sensor device is placed within the joint and the knee is taken through its full range of motion. The device sends important data such as loading values in real time to a highdefinition tablet screen in the operating room. Any soft tissue imbalance can be corrected on the spot to achieve ideal implant positioning.

Positive Outcomes

After joint replacement using implant sensors most patients can expect to have:

  • Less discomfort or pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Knee stability and strength
  • Faster return to routine activities
  • Minimal risk of implant failure requiring revision surgery
  • Longer implant lifespan

If you have a painful knee condition that has not improved with conservative therapy, undergoing joint replacement using implant sensor technology may help you return to your active lifestyle with minimal downtime.

Dr. Jacob brings cutting edge techniques and technology to the Oklahoma City area. He has extensive training in minimally invasive, rapid recovery joint replacement as well as robotically assisted hip and knee replacement. Dr.Jacob is a pioneer in outpatient joint replacement allowing some patient to go home the same day as their procedure and recover in the comfort of their own home. The cornerstone of Dr.Jacob’s practice is to have the recovery process be easier, faster and less painful allowing his patients to get back into the game of life. Dr.Jacob is committed to bringing the highest level of orthopedic care while treating each and every patient like a family member. Providing you with patient centered care you can trust.