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Hackensack Performed First Total Knee Replacement Surgery in the Nation Utilizing the Groundbreaking TSolution One® Total Knee Application

Hackensack University Medical CenterOrthopedics

What you need to know

Hackensack University Medical Center recently performed the first total knee replacement surgery in the nation utilizing the TSolution One® Total Knee Application by THINK Surgical, Inc. receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in October 2019.

The TSolution One® surgical system is an innovative solution for treating osteoarthritis and features an active robot for orthopedic surgery. 

In January, Hackensack University Medical Center became the first hospital in the nation to acquire the TSolution One® surgical system, which combines two exclusive innovations to advance total joint replacement surgery to offer a more personal and precise surgical experience.

Details about the total knee replacement surgery

On February 10, Yair David Kissin, M.D., performed the first total knee replacement surgery utilizing the TSolution One® surgical system on Eugenia Dziopa, 64, of Sussex, New Jersey at Hackensack University Medical Center. Mrs. Dziopa suffers from severe arthritis in her knee. Mrs. Dziopa considers herself an active person who is a mother and grandmother. Over the last 6 to 8 months, her arthritis worsened, her pain level increased, and activity level decreased. Nonoperative forms of treatment, such as injections and physical therapy, did not improve her situation. She began considering total knee replacement when she learned about the TSolution One® Total Knee Application.

Dr. Kissin is one of five surgeons who participated in the investigational clinical trial, which confirmed the safety and efficacy of the TSolution One® Total Knee Application compared to traditional knee replacement using manual surgical instrumentation.

More information on TSolution One® Total Knee Application

The TSolution One® Total Knee Application consists of a 3D pre-surgical planning workstation and a computer assisted tool. The pre-surgical planning allows the surgeon to design and prepare the patient’s unique joint replacement plan using a choice of implant options in a virtual environment. During the joint replacement surgery, the surgeon implements the patient’s pre-planned procedure using the active robot, which prepares the joint according to the surgeon’s plan for precise placement of implants.