As reported on Oct 12, 2021,New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery completed the first knee replacement with a smart implant capable of measuring and transmitting data on patient steps, walking speed, range of motion etc. enabling remote monitoring.

Surgeons Peter Sculco, MD, and Fred Cushner, MD, performed the procedure using the Persona IQ implant, which received de novo classification and authorization from the FDA in August. It has a smart sensor and interacts with the Mymobility app.