Published on March 20, 2013 at 8:26 AM
"The instrumentation for the Persona System was specifically designed to provide surgeons with a new level of precision in order to take full advantage of the fidelity of the Persona implants," said Steve White , General Manager and Vice President, Knees at Zimmer. "Surgeons told us that to create a more natural feeling, normal functioning knee for patients, we needed to develop implants and instruments that enable a more precise intraoperative fit and feel."
Zimmer's intelligent instrument technologies for Persona The Personalized Knee System include: Zimmer® Patient Specific Instruments, which utilize pre-operative MRI images of a patient's knee to create customized surgical instruments in order to improve implant placement; iASSISTTM Knee, The Personalized Guidance SystemTM, a revolutionary surgical guidance technology that provides simple, intuitive and accurate intraoperative feedback and alignment verification at the surgical site without the need for bulky capital equipment; and the eLibra® Dynamic Knee Balancing System, which enables precise rotation of the femoral components to facilitate efficient and reliable soft tissue balancing.
Persona The Personalized Knee System represents a significant advance in personalization and precision for surgeons and their patients. The system also represents a breakthrough for healthcare systems, providing a premium implant, while reducing total costs and increasing efficiencies in and around the procedure. Leveraging the latest advances in surgery scheduling, pre-operative planning, digital templating, and contemporary logistics, the Persona System's innovative modular trays allow surgeons to select only the instruments and sizes needed to successfully complete the surgery, minimizing the total number of trays for each case. When used in conjunction with intelligent instruments, Persona Knee procedures can be executed with only two to three trays.
"We designed the Persona System to meet the demands of today's patients and provide unmatched surgical precision for surgeons, all in the context of concerns about the total cost of care. The Persona System was designed to help hospitals deliver high quality, consistent outcomes while reducing total costs," said Jeff McCaulley . "Zimmer has long been the global leader in knee replacement technology, but with the Persona System and our new intelligent instrument offerings, we are revolutionizing the standard of care for patients for the next decade and beyond."
SOURCE Zimmer Holdings, Inc.