OrthAlign, Inc Announces First Cases Using LANTERN™ Surgical Assistant; A Next Generation Technology
OrthAlign, Inc., a privately held U.S.-based medical device and technology company providing orthopedic surgeons with advanced precision technologies, announced the first cases using LANTERN™ Surgical Assistant. The cases were performed by Dr. Michael Ast, a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY.
LANTERN Surgical Assistant is a compact, inertial navigation system that builds upon the clinical success of OrthAlign's flagship technology and provides a platform for feature and application expansion. The core technology is the size of a smartphone and uses micro-electromechanical sensors such as gyroscopes and accelerometers to register patient anatomy and live-navigate instrumentation for precise implant placement. LANTERN currently supports total and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty with developing applications for total hip arthroplasty and intraoperative assessment tools such as soft tissue balancing.
OrthAlign is a Fund II portfolio company. Read more about their exciting new product here.