VERASENSETM Sensor-Assisted Total Knee Replacement

At Mountain West Orthopedics, Dr. Linford utilizes a disposable sensor device called VERASENSE during total knee replacement (TKR) surgery. This technology helps by providing real-time data during surgery that allows him to make important decisions to better balance your knee and customize your implant position.

Benefits of Sensor Assisted Knee Replacements

Improper soft tissue balance and implant position may result in premature implant failure and the need for revision surgery in the future.1-4 With VERASENSE, our surgeons now have data that quantifies soft tissue balance, allowing them to improve knee balance more consistently from patient to patient.

When compared to patients who underwent traditional Total Knee Replacement, VERASENSE patients have experienced:

  • Less Pain
  • Quicker return to normal activity
  • Improved knee function
  • Improved patient satisfaction5,6

Overall, there are many proven benefits provided by sensor-assisted knee replacements.

How Does VERASENSE Work?

During your total knee replacement, your surgeon uses VERASENSE to replace the standard tibial trial spacer. The sensor sends data wirelessly to a monitor in the operating room, which assists in making soft tissue adjustments and customizing implant position to improve the balance of your knee.6,7

Before VERASENSE, surgeons used their best judgment to “feel” whether or not your knee is balanced during knee replacement. VERASENSE may be used in both primary and revision total knee replacement.

Live life on your terms with comprehensive world-class orthopedic care from Mountain West Orthopedics. To learn more about total knee replacements, or to schedule an appointment, call 307-885-5870. You can also use our easy online form.

References:

 1 Parratte S, Pagnano MW. Instability after total knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2008; 90: 184–94.
 2 Lombardi AV Jr1, Berend KR1, Adams JB1. Why knee replacements fail in 2013: patient, surgeon, or implant? Bone Joint J. 2014 Nov;96-B(11 Supple A):101-4.
 3 Bozic KJ, Kurtz SM, Lau E, Ong K, Chiu V, Vail TP, Rubash HE, Berry DJ. The epidemiology of revision total knee arthroplasty in the United States. Clin Orthop Relat Res.2010; 468(1):45–51.
 4 Rodriguez-Merchan, EC. Instability Following Total Knee Arthroplasty. HSS J. Oct 2011; 7(3): 273–278.
 5 Gustke K, et al. Increased Patient Satisfaction After Total Knee replacement using sensor-guided technology. Bone Joint J. 2014 Oct;96-B(10):1333- 8.
 6 Gustke KA, et al. Primary TKA patients with Quantifiably Balanced Soft-Tissue Achieve Significant Clinical Gains Sooner than Unbalanced Patients. Adv Orthop. 2014:628695.
 7 Gustke KA, Golladay GJ, Roche MW, Elson LC, Anderson CR. A new method for defining balance: promising short-term clinical outcomes of sensor-guided TKA. J Arthroplasty 2014;29:955–960.