The Ortho-tag TNFC “tag”
is a smart implant technology consisting of a (passive) microchip that is mounted onto a patient's orthopaedic implant device
at the time of surgery. The Ortho-tag is then programed through the Ortho-tag software interface with unique information about
the implant type/model/serial number, manufacturer, procedure date, hospital and implanting surgeon.
Post-operatively, the surgeon or other
healthcare professionals scans (through transcutaneous contact using an Ortho-tag Touch Probe) the area of the patient’s
body where the device is implanted to receive immediate and accurate information pertaining to the implant and procedure.
The Ortho-tag is designed with key
features that maintain the highest levels of security for Patient Health Information. Reading the Ortho-tag requires the use
of a proprietary Ortho-tag Touch Probe; therefore, a conventional RFID reader is incapable of reading the Ortho-tag or Ortho-tag
Card. Only when the TNFC chip is in transcutaneous contact with an Ortho-tag TNFC Touch Probe can records be accessed regarding
the specific patient and respective implant.This product has not yet been cleared for sale in the United
States by the FDA