Joint Pressure Measurement

The K-Scan™ system provides a better understanding of how the contact surfaces of articulating bones are functioning and loading.

K-Scan™ Pressure System Features

  • Paper-thin sensors provide accurate data for objective, quantified analysis of joint function
  • System measures pressure, force and contact area between adjacent articulating bones to provide a better understanding of how they are functioning, articulating, and loading
  • Multiple sensor designs allow for various types of joint analysis, such as shoulder, wrist, knee, ankle, and more
  • Scanning speed of up to 100 Hz

Benefits of Pressure Mapping:

  • Validate and improve the design of implants
  • Help to increase longevity of artificial joints
  • Visualisation of internal joint pressure distribution
  • Bench-marking

K-Scan™ Pressure System Applications

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

K-Scan™ Software Features

  • Dynamic 2D and 3D displays of real-time and recorded data
  • Displays of pressure and force curves, and contact area over time
  • View data frame by frame
  • Side-by-side comparisons of joint compartment loading
  • Frame by frame, and peak phase displays
  • Ability to isolate and concentrate on specific areas of the contact area ASCII data output