Hackensack University Medical Center First Hospital in New Jersey to Implant Persona IQ Joint Replacement Component
‘Smart Knee’ captures and transmits knee motion data to optimize monitoring, recovery and research post-surgery
Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to use the Persona IQ Smart Knee, a knee replacement joint component that securely monitors and transmits knee motion data. Physicians can then use the data to optimize patient monitoring, recovery and research after knee replacement surgery.
Yair Kissin, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with a special interest in treating conditions of the knee, was the first in the state to implant the smart knee component into a male patient in July 2022.
“The Persona IQ represents an exciting development in knee replacement technology,” said Dr. Kissin. “Physicians can use the collected data to monitor how patients are doing after their knee replacement, as well as for research that will improve future knee replacement procedures. Patients can also use the app to monitor their progress since their surgery.”
The Persona IQ implantable knee component includes a 20-year battery and sensors that constantly capture long-term postoperative data on cadence, average walking speed, stride length, range of motion, distance traveled and step count. The data collected by the sensors is transmitted daily to the patient’s Home Base Station, uploaded to the secure cloud, analyzed overnight, and made available in the mymobility Care Management Platform app, which organizes and displays the data for patients and physicians. In addition to graphs and charts that display collected data over time, the app includes patient education materials, pre- and postoperative exercises, and telemedicine and messaging capabilities.
“The Persona IQ will allow us to monitor patient progress and point to areas of focus for future research, such as enhancements in component design or surgical techniques,” Dr. Kissin said.
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