Mercy Medical Center adds Persona IQ for knee replacements


Baltimore-based Mercy Medical Center orthopedic surgeons Marc Hungerford, MD, and Philip Neubauer, MD, have become two of the first surgeons in the state to offer Zimmer Biomet's PersonaIQ "smart implant" technology for knee replacement surgeries. 

The PersonaIQ has a "smart stem" extension that contains sensors that capture patient-specific motion data, analyze it and present it to medical team members for review, according to an Oct. 26 press release. 

Surgeons and care team members then have access to postoperative patient metrics as they recover from total knee arthroplasties. 

The smart implant captures gait metrics, including knee range of motion, qualified step count, walking speed, cadence, distance traveled and stride length. 

The implants provide patient-specific data for at least 10 years.

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