Hackensack University Medical Center Orthopedic Surgeon Publishes Study Assessing Robotic Total Knee Arthroplasty Technology

Robotic Procedure Safety and Effectiveness Vetted in Journal Surgical Technology International Article

Experts at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center use some of the latest robotic technology to perform robotic total knee arthroplasty (TKA), including the TSolution One® Total Knee Application created by THINK Surgical Inc. TSolution One is an active robotic device that supports an open implant platform and CT-based preoperative planning workflow, requiring minimal surgeon intervention for making bone cuts.

The robot received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in October 2019 following an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) trial. Hackensack University Medical Center was one of only five sites in the U.S. to participate in the IDE trial, and is currently one of only a few sites with access to this innovative robotic technology. On February 10, 2020, Yair D. Kissin, M.D., Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and Assistant Clinical Professor at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, performed the first TKA in the nation utilizing the TSolution One.

Dr. Kissen recently published a research paper in the peer-reviewed journal Surgical Technology International titled, “Active Robotic Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA): Initial Experience with the TSolution One® TKA System.” The paper is based on a multicenter, prospective, non-randomized trial assessing the safety and effectiveness of TSolution One for TKA. Dr. Kissin and his co-authors concluded that, although further studies are needed, the precision of robotic TKA could lead to fewer revisions, higher patient satisfaction and improved efficiency.

The TSolution One® Total Knee Application consists of a 3D pre-surgical planning workstation and a computer-assisted tool. The pre-surgical planning allows the surgeon to design and prepare the patient’s unique joint replacement plan using a choice of implant options in a virtual environment. During the joint replacement surgery, the surgeon implements the patient’s pre-planned procedure using the active robot, which prepares the joint according to the surgeon’s plan for precise placement of implants. The standardized approach of robotic TKA can elevate surgeon performance and reduce errors while still providing a surgical solution customized for the patient’s specific anatomy.

Learn More about orthopedic innovations at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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