Know Every Aspect of the Procedure Ahead of Time.
Kinomatic has developed a process for surgical planning that allows for a fully customized procedure. This is a drastic departure from the decades-long standardized approach to joint replacement, where the goal for every patient is essentially the same. Kinomatic custom surgery all starts with a high-resolution CT scan of your lower body. Next, our team of engineers utilize advanced AI powered software to turn your CT scan into an exact bone model of your lower body. Then the real work begins with an in-depth analysis of your lower limb structure to determine the best possible implant placement to optimize your surgical outcome.
How it Works: Our 8-Step Process
A high-res CT scan of your lower body only takes a few minutes. We use a low-dose radiation protocol. A CT scan of your lower anatomy is taken from the top of your hips to your ankles. The CT scan is then turned into a 3D image.
Our cutting-edge, AI-driven software accurately models your lower anatomy with precision to within fractions of a millimeter from your CT scan. This state-of-the-art technology ensures unparalleled accuracy and reliability.
One of our biomedical engineers analyzes the model in detail. They take hundreds of measurements and provide your surgeon with all of the data they need to plan out your procedure.
Everyone has a slightly different biomechanical alignment which is measured from hip-knee-ankle angles. Planning your procedure with your alignment in mind is going to maximize the natural motion of your new joint.
Implant Sizing and Selection
Selecting the optimal implant from about 30,000 combinations for knee or hip replacement can be challenging. Kinomatic’s accurate implant sizing results in receiving the best fit your joint and less trial and error in surgery.
Final Implant Placement
With the correct implant sizes chosen, we take the next step further to determine exactly how they should be placed and oriented in the joint space to best match your natural, joint biomechanics.
VR Surgical Simulation
Your surgeon reviews your 3D custom plan in VR and plans out your surgery to be as minimally invasive as possible. This personalized approach ensures the best possible outcome for your joint replacement procedure.
With every step of the joint replacement procedure meticulously planned in advance, our patients typically spend less time in the operating room, leading to an easier recovery with less postoperative pain.
About our Tech
Kinomatic has developed a process for surgical planning that allows for a fully customized procedure. This is a drastic departure from the decades-long standardized approach to joint replacement, where the goal for every patient is essentially the same. In the standardized approach surgeons rely on pre-determined “safe zones” that historically have led to fewer complications. Fundamentally, this approach is guided by a philosophy of avoiding bad outcomes. Essentially, what is the one-size-fits-all alignment that will give the most patients a good outcome.
Fortunately, advances in technology have ushered in a new personalized approach to medicine. Kinomatic is guided by a philosophy of optimizing every patient’s outcome, a truly personalized approach to surgery, that can give patients more natural feeling joints with no limitations. A customized approach to surgery is often the difference between a good outcome and a truly great outcome.
Planning your Surgery
The basis of Kinomatic custom surgery is planning, and it all starts with a high-resolution CT scan of your lower body. Our team of engineers then utilize advanced AI powered software to turn your CT scan into an exact bone model of your lower body. We connect over 2 million points to create a model that is accurate to within fractions of a millimeter.
Once the bone model is complete the real work can begin. One of Kinomatic’s biomedical engineers will spend hours measuring and analyzing the model to identify all the unique aspects and identify any abnormalities. Your surgeon will then work with the engineer to develop a plan to help restore your natural anatomy and correct any abnormalities or defects. This process can model different types of implants, different sizes of implants, and different orientations of implants to find the perfect match.
How VR Plays a Role
Once the plan is done your surgeon will review the plan in Virtual Reality to simulate the surgery in advance, and make any adjustments that might be needed. Once any final adjustments are completed the plan will be approved for surgery. Knowing the type of implant, the exact implant sizing, the ideal 3D orientation, and simulating the procedure in advance allows your surgeon to walk into the operating room confident that they can give you the best possible surgical outcome.
Why Choose VR?
In traditional surgery, the practitioner can see only a fraction of the problem at one time. It’s like having a partial view of the tip of an iceberg, with no view at all of what’s underneath the surface. Kinomatic VR solves this problem entirely by giving your surgeon the means to view the joint from every angle, up close and in full.
How VR Works
The process begins with imaging. A custom CT scan gives an incredibly detailed, digital representation of the affected area. This digital recreation accounts for every physical detail nuance, from ligaments to every groove and ridge of bone. This visual data is rendered into a 3D file that is viewed through a portable headset, which allows for an immersive and reactive viewing experience. Using a wireless handset, the user can manipulate and rotate the image of the joint to study it from every angle.
How VR is Helping Surgeons
Kinomatic VR helps surgeons plan better, faster, and less invasive procedures by eliminating much of the guesswork. Through virtual reality based on images of your actual hip, knee, shoulder, or spine, your surgeon can have a perfect view of the issue from any angle they need. There is no more guesswork. Before a single incision is made, your surgeon knows exactly where the problem lies and–perhaps just as important–where it doesn’t. This means no unnecessary removal of material, faster operating times, and more satisfied patients.
OneStep Physical Therapy.
Kinomatic has partnered with OneStep to offer an incredible concierge approach to pre and postoperative physical therapy.
OneStep is an app-based physical therapy service that puts a licensed physical therapist by your side and a motion analysis lab in your pocket. With Kinomatic and OneStep you’ll be able to move your body with health, freedom, and confidence.