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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