“Smart Knee” may help knee replacement recovery
KPLC News New Jersey
Dr. Kissin had new knee technology to offer, the Persona IQ Smart Knee, a knee replacement with sensors that transmit motion data. During surgery, the arthritic joint is replaced with a custom-selected plastic and metal replacement and an additional stem that anchors into the remaining bone.
“This is basically a little addition that gives you sort of a Fitbit attached to your implant,” Dr. Kissin mentions.
The technology gives feedback on a patient’s movement after surgery, including speed and range of motion.
* WARNING – The kinematic data from this device have not been demonstrated to have clinical benefit. It is not intended to be utilized for clinical decision-making, and no data has been evaluated by FDA regarding clinical benefits.