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Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Now Offering Persona IQ®, the World’s First and Only Smart Knee Implant for Total Knee Replacement Surgery

May 16, 2023

First Performed in New Jersey and Among First in the World

May 16, 2023, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center is now offering Persona IQ®, the world’s first and only smart knee implant for total knee replacement surgery. Persona IQ combines the proven1 and trusted knee implant, Persona® The Personalized Knee®, with implantable sensor technology that measures range of motion, step count, walking speed and other gait metrics.

“We’re excited to now offer Persona IQ to our patients considering knee replacement surgery.
Offering the latest innovations and technology available in orthopedics supports our goal to provide optimal outcomes for our patients. Persona IQ will allow surgeons access to objective movement data directly from the implant post-surgery and use that data to track their patients’ recovery remotely” said Dr. James C. Wittig, Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Morristown Medical Center and Medical Director of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology and Sarcoma Surgery at Atlantic Health System.

Persona IQ features implantable sensor technology that records and wirelessly transmits a wide range of gait data from the knee implant to a patient’s personal base station at home. The data is then securely delivered to a HIPAA compliant cloud-based platform and can be accessed by the patient and their surgeon. Persona IQ will work together with mymobility®, a remote care management platform that tracks pre- and post-operative mobility metrics.

Dr. John M. Dundon was the first orthopedic surgeon in New Jersey to perform the smart knee implant and among the first in the world. Dr. Dundon said, “Early results and responses from my patients have been incredibly positive. Patients are extremely receptive to the increased connectivity it provides between their recovery and the patient care team. The increased engagement between the patient and physician has helped to provide meaningful information to reduce the anxiety of patient compliance and progress in between in person visits.”

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of more than 19,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey including 12 counties and 6.2 million people. The not-for-profit system offers more than 400 sites of care, including its seven hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ, Goryeb Children’s

Hospital in Morristown, NJ, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Madison, NJ and through its partnership with CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold, NJ.

Atlantic Medical Group, comprised of 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, represents one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey and joins Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners as part of Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network of more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ.

Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs through 23 urgent care centers, Atlantic Visiting Nurse and Atlantic Anywhere Virtual Visits. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.

Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of six regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across five health systems in the region.

Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and is home to the regional campus of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Morristown and Overlook.

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The Canary Tibial Extension (CTE) with Canary Health Implanted Reporting Processor (CHIRP) System is intended to provide objective kinematic data from the implanted medical device during a patient’s total knee arthroplasty (TKA) post-surgical care. The kinematic data are an adjunct to other physiological parameter measurement tools applied or utilized by the physician during the course of patient monitoring and treatment post-surgery.
The device is indicated for use in patients undergoing a cemented TKA procedure that are normally indicated for at least a 58 mm sized tibial stem extension.
The objective kinematic data generated by the CTE with CHIRP System are not intended to support clinical decision-making and have not been shown to provide any clinical benefit.
The CTE with CHIRP System is compatible with Zimmer Persona® Personalized Knee System.

Persona® The Personalize Knee®, Persona IQ® and mymobility® are trademarks of Zimmer, Inc.

Results are not necessarily typical and will vary due to health, weight, activity and other human variables. Not all patients are candidates for this product and/or procedure. Only a medical professional can determine the treatment appropriate for your specific condition. Talk to your surgeon about whether knee replacement is right for you and the risks of the procedure, including the risk of implant wear, infection, loosening, breakage or failure, any of which could require additional surgery. Patients must have a compatible smartphone to utilize mymobility. Not all patients are candidates for mymobility and patients should be evaluated by surgeons as appropriate candidates for therapy at home.

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