In 2024, More Than 790,000 Patients Will Have Their Knee Joint Replaced

  • Having your knee replaced is an important decision and involves replacing parts of your injured or worn-out knee joint.
  • The surgery usually takes 1 to 2 hours and during the surgery, damaged bone and cartilage are replaced with knee implants made of metal and plastic.
  • Prior to surgery, your surgeon will use an X-ray, CT or MRI to create a detailed surgical plan that includes the type of knee implant, alignment, implant size and bone coverage.
  • The right knee implant and surgical techniques for you will depend on your age, weight, activity level, knee size and shape, and overall health.

To achieve great results, your surgeon will create a personalized surgical plan.

The Limitations of Traditional Surgical Planning


The most common reason for knee replacement surgery is to ease pain caused by arthritis. However, up to 30% of knee replacement patients are STILL unhappy with both pain relief and function, due partly to poor implant fit, alignment, and bone coverage (1)

Achieving better implant fit, alignment and bone coverage may be overcome by creating a 3D image of your knee prior to surgery.


References: (1) Bourne, Robert B et al. “Patient satisfaction after total knee arthroplasty: who is satisfied and who is not?.” Clinical orthopaedics and related research vol. 468,1 (2010): 57-63. doi:10.1007/s11999-009-1119-9

Traditional knee replacement planning requires an x-ray, CT or MRI. X-ray and CT imaging procedures utilize low dose radiation & require separate visits.

MRIs are noisy and some patients report feeling claustrophobic during the procedure.

Some surgeons measure your knee during surgery to select your implant size, which can lead to sizing errors and malalignment.

Ultrasonic Scanning to 3D Modeling

A Breakthrough in Radiation-Free Planning

  • Thankfully, JointVue™ has addressed these issues with the OrthoSonic 3D Surgery Planning system. 
  • It is important to know how your surgeon will perform your surgery and which implant they will use.
  • JointVue™ provides surgeons with a convenient, radiation-free imaging system that creates a 3D image of your knee in minutes. This 3D image allows your surgeon to select a knee implant and surgical plan that is right for you. 
  • Best of all, the OrthoSonic™ 3D scan is done in your surgeon’s office during a typical visit. 
  • Interested in robotic knee replacement?  Great. In most cases, your surgeon can input your personalized surgical plan into their surgical robot.   

How Does OrthoSonic 3D Surgery Planning Work?

OrthoSonic™ 3D scanning creates high-frequency sound waves that go through your body. As the sound waves bounce off bones and tissues (ligaments, tendons), they create echoes. Orthosonic’s unique and patented technology turns these echoes into real-time 3D images of your knee.

Once a 3D image of your knee has been created, your surgeon will plan your knee replacement surgery right before your eyes. Advanced software allows your surgeon to select the best size, placement and surgical technique for you to ensure excellent alignment and bone coverage.

Know the Facts about Ultrasound Scanning with OrthoSonic 3D

Ultrasound does not use radiation.

Ultrasound is a very safe procedure with a low risk of complications.

Ultrasound usually costs much less than other imaging tests.

Ultrasound can be performed in your surgeon’s office as an outpatient procedure.

Ultrasound typically does not require a separate visit.

Ultrasound is safely used during pregnancy worldwide.

A Personalized Plan in Minutes

  • OrthoSonic™ 3D Surgery Planning is completed in your surgeons office. Typically, your surgeon will scan your knee and plan your surgery in just minutes. No added cost or inconvenience of scheduling a separate visit to an imaging center.
  • During your visit, your surgeon will provide you with your personalized surgery plan, information on the knee implant, and what you may need to do to get ready for your surgery.

Q. Is JointVue™ OrthoSonic™ 3D cleared by the FDA?

A. Yes, all JointVue™ products have been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration.

Q. Will my insurance company reimburse for an ultrasound?

A. Yes, ultrasound procedures are typically covered by insurance plans.

Q. My surgeon is recommending robotic knee replacement surgery. How will OrthoSonic™ 3D Surgery Planning help?

A. In most cases, your surgeon can input your personalized surgical plan into their surgical robot.

“It is pretty amazing! Painless and easy!”