Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center is now offering Persona IQ, reportedly the world’s first and only smart knee implant for total knee replacement surgery. Persona IQ combines the Zimmer Biomet 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,” says James C. Wittig, MD, 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. “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.” 

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.

John M. Dundon, MD, was the first orthopedic surgeon in New Jersey to perform the smart knee implant and among the first in the world. Dundon says, “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 operates in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of 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.

Photo Caption: The Persona IQ, a smart knee implant for total knee replacement surgery, is now being implanted at Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey. Photo: Zimmer Biomet