Exactech announced first surgeries using Newton™, a soft tissue management technology that combines dynamic ligament balancing and real-time guidance to bring to life a personalized intraoperative solution designed to improve total knee replacement surgery outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Newton is an innovative intra-articular device that engages the patient’s soft tissue to help surgeons execute a personalized, well-balanced total knee replacement. By capturing active balance data through the entire arc of motion with the patella in place, Newton seamlessly integrates with ExactechGPS’s connected platform to allow surgeons to visualize a predictive plan through operative insights, without the need for external soft tissue tensioners.
Newton is the company’s latest release within its Active Intelligence platform of smart solutions that help surgeons engage with patients and peers, solve challenges with predictive tools and optimize performance. The technology is in pilot launch in the U.S. with expanded availability planned before the end of the year.