We are developing systems that will be used in the operating
room to enhance alignment and soft tissue balance during joint replacement
surgery. A major project is an instrumented knee implant that measures the
relative load distribution between the medial and lateral sides of the joint.
This is used during trial knee extension and flexion, providing the surgical
team with a real-time display of knee loads. Additional balancing if required,
can then be done while load is monitored.
The relative load distribution between the medial and
lateral side of the knee can be measured intra-operatively using an instrumented
We are also working on systems that will permit measurement of
joint position to assist in the alignment of implants for hip, knee, elbow, and
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