Stryker Buys OrthoSensor and Its Knee Surgery Sensor Technology Verasense

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Stryker said it has acquired OrthoSensor and its Verasense intraoperative sensor technology. OrthoSensor is a leader in the digital evolution of musculoskeletal care and sensor technology for total joint replacement. The acquisition could help Stryker enhance its Mako robots. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Stryker said that Verasense since 2011 has proved itself to be a unique knee balancing solution in Stryker’s Triathlon knee system, providing feedback to surgeons on soft tissue. The company believes that the Verasense sensor tech will further boost its Mako surgical robotics systems, enhancing workflow through one complete data-driven feedback mechanism.

“Smart devices and implants will play a big role in orthopedics and we are excited for OrthoSensor to join Stryker as we continue to innovate and advance smart sensor technologies, including intraoperative sensors, wearables, and smart implants across our joint replacement business,” said Spencer Stiles, Stryker’s Group President, Orthopedics and Spine. “Patient recovery will become more active as real-time measurement on key performance insights drives improved outcomes and patient satisfaction.”

Wearable devicesVerasense sensor-embedded device for knee replacement surgery. (Image: OrthoSensor)

OrthoSensor quantifies orthopedics through intelligent devices and data services that allow surgeons and hospitals to deliver evidence-based treatments for all healthcare stakeholders. The company’s advancements in sensor technology, coupled with expanded data analytics and increasing computational power, will strengthen the foundation of Stryker’s digital ecosystem, reports GlobeNewsWire.

With technologies spanning the continuum of care, the acquisition of OrthoSensor allows Stryker to empower surgeons with comprehensive data-driven solutions. OrthoSensor’s market-leading VERASENSE™ intraoperative sensor creates a unique knee balancing solution and has been used with Stryker’s Triathlon® Knee System since 2011.

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Complementary to Stryker’s category-leading Mako SmartRobotics™, this technology will enhance the robotic workflow through one complete data-driven feedback mechanism. Additionally, the MotionSense™ remote patient monitoring wearables and mobile application combined with the OrthloLogIQ® cloud-based data platform further enhance Stryker’s insightful data analytics capabilities.

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