Hackensack UMC completes THINK Surgical total knee replacement

First hospital on East Coast to perform the procedure with next-generation robot system

Medical device and technology company THINK Surgical Inc. announced earlier this week that Hackensack University Medical Center is the first hospital on the East Coast to perform total knee replacement using the newest generation of its TSolution One robot.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Yair D. Kissin, vice chair, Department of Orthopedics, at the Hackensack Meridian Health facility.

Kissin praised the system, saying: “I am pleased to be able to offer this state-of-the-art technology to my patients. The robot makes incredibly accurate cuts, which is important to ensure proper fit of the implant and avoid loosening that can occur with poor cuts. In addition, the open platform allows me unrivaled choices to personalize the procedure for each patient.”

“We are thrilled to work with Dr. Kissin and the orthopedics team at Hackensack University Medical Center,” said Stuart Simpson, CEO of THINK Surgical. “Our active robot system helps surgeons perform total knee replacement procedures with unrivaled accuracy. Just as important, the system incorporates an open implant library, which allows surgeons to choose the implant best suited for their patients from an array of companies.”

“Hackensack University Medical Center is proud to be at the forefront of robotic technology and orthopedic surgery,” added Mark Sparta, president and chief hospital executive, Hackensack University Medical Center, and executive vice president of population health, Hackensack Meridian Health. “The addition of this active robot delivers the type of leading-edge care we strive to provide for our patients.”

The TSolution OneTotal Knee Application combines two exclusive innovations to advance total joint replacement surgery. The system consists of TPLAN, a 3D pre-surgical planning workstation, and TCAT, an active robot. The pre-surgical planning allows the surgeon to design and prepare the patient’s unique joint replacement in a virtual environment plan leveraging a choice of implant options. During the joint replacement surgery, the surgeon implements the patient’s pre-planned procedure using the active robot, which prepares the joint according to the surgeon’s plan delivering precise placement of implants.