Dr. Chow conveys the benefits of the CORI™ Digital Tensioner, the first digital tensioning device to assess ligament laxity in the native knee before performing any bone resection.
There's a benefit to taking a look at um soft tissue balancing after resection and before resection. Um the benefit before resection is that you haven't committed to anything. The benefit after resection is that you've already done releases to get there. They both have their place. It's very hard to say that one is definitely better than the other, but to have something predictive that we could theoretically identify what it might look like before committing to the surgery is in itself by definition, a powerful tool that we have never had a lot of the other services that we have available are mostly post reception or even post implantation assessment of, of what that balancing looks like. And those are also powerful, but we're playing catch up at that point. It would be so much better if we could predict it before and say we know that we're gonna need to do this release later on. We've got this amazing technology that will give us this information that we can then start seeing patterns and we can start seeing those patterns as to what we need to do surgically. And then eventually we'll have a feedback loop that tells us that those surgical decisions actually equate to longevity, patient performance, patient satisfaction. And those can then subtly change what we're doing, especially now that everybody is doing the same thing. So our current technologies for ligament balancing are improving. OK. There's a lot of really cool stuff out there. Uh Some are supposed to be a cut and allow you to, to, to see what that assessment looks like. Some of them guide rotation of, of how you place a total knee replacement. But we really haven't embraced the idea of how to predictively analyze liga and balancing before committing. And, and there are some that dabble in that, but I feel like the, the core digital tension, the thing that we've been working on is so impressive because what it does is it's the first chance that we actually get to directly connect that data acquisition to the robot. It fills in a hole that's been there for decades.