The U.K. Intellectual Property Office issued an Intention to Grant for a patent to Episurf Medical addressing damage marking technology for use in knee repair. The patent, “System and method for creating a decision support material indicating damage to an anatomical joint,” covers Episurf Medical’s 3D-based damage marking technology which is a central part of the Episealer® implant system.
Based on MRIs, a virtual joint model is produced to assess the condition of the patient's cartilage and bone. Based on findings and the extent of damage, a personalized solution is generated that is included in the damage marking report. The surgeon uses this tool to plan a patient-specific knee resurfacing procedure.
Source: Episurf Medical