OrthAlign debuts improved revision knee replacement technology


Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based OrthAlign has added its new technology, Balance, to its Lantern platform to aid surgeons in soft tissue balancing during knee replacement procedures. 

Balance works in conjunction with handheld device Lantern which allows for accurate positioning during total knee arthroplasty. 

The initial release of Balance spanned 10 states, including Hawaii, California and Florida. 

"Determining a patient's balance has historically relied on a surgeon's ability and skill, which presents difficulties as it relates to reproducibility and standardization across surgeons," Michael Ast, MD, chief medical innovation officer of the New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, said in a Nov. 1 press release. "Modern technology, like the Lantern Balance System, now allows surgeons to more precisely and repeatedly measure the ligament tension of the knee to balance the knee in a manner that is both individualized for that patient and reproducible across surgeons and sites of service."

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