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Joint Analysis Output

Whether studying joint function and loading or investigating the design function of implants and prostheses, K-Scan™ provides objective data for quantified analysis.

For those who want more than the present limited means of obtaining bio-mechanical information, the K-Scan system is the key to objective quantified measures to support treatment success providing more information than other imaging or measurement systems.

Ultra-Thin Sensors Mean Superior Results

Thinness of Sensor

K-Scan sensors are inserted into the joints between adjacent articulating bones to measure pressures, forces and contact areas. The interface data provides a better understanding on how the contact surface of articulating bones are functioning, moving, and loading.

Multiple Sensor Designs with Various Joint Geometries

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Sensors in disks and vertebraeSensors in disks and vertebrae Sensor in knee jointSensor in knee joint Sensor in wrist jointSensor in wrist joint

Benefits

  • Optimization and validation of implant designs.
  • View 2D or 3D data; several graphing options to identify high risk areas
  • Provision of objective joint interaction data helps to increase the longevity of artificial joints
  • Visualization of internal joint pressure distributions and contact areas

See how researchers at the Cleveland Clinic use K-Scan in their BioRobotics Lab in the video above.

Solutions for Objective Joint Analysis

Tekscan's joint analysis system can be found in clinical and research settings worldwide. The system is available with different data connectivity  and sensor choices.  Learn more about the different K-Scan™ options and configurations available!

Joint Analysis Applications

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  • Determine loading forces, pressures, and contact areas at the joint interfaces
  • Provide data for dynamic and finite stress analysis
  • Study implant design and articulating joints
  • View and assess the impact of various joint compartment geometries and materials
  • Perform cadaveric joint studies on the knee, ankle, wrist, hip, elbow, and shoulder
  • Assess the design or evaluate the function of the artificial joints

Numerous articles have been published regarding K-Scan™’s research applications.  Tekscan has compiled a list of these research publications in our Medical Bibliography.