Wearables, smart implants show promise for clinical use
Orthopedics Today highlights how wearable technology shows promise for clinical use according to experts including Fred David Cushner, MD, knee surgeon at HSS.
Smart implants can provide continuous postoperative data and allow surgeons to take better care of their patients, according to Dr. Cushner.
“We have preoperative data with questionnaires and patient-reported knee scores. Intraoperatively, we have robotic data, how we put the knee in, and now we are collecting better postoperative data,” he said. “We will be able to correlate it all to see what is the best way [to treat patients] and even see if, perhaps, there is no one ‘sweet spot’ for everybody.”
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