Value-Based Innovation

Tensor Surgical develops value-based technologies for orthopedic soft tissue repair sports medicine. There is increased demand for cost effective, surgeon driven solutions that address complex problems facing physicians and patients. Our technologies offer the greatest value by delivering better outcomes and significantly reduce cost. We think green: less waste, lower cost, greater efficiency, and enhanced usability. New technology does not always have to be more expensive.


Tensor Surgical was founded on the surgical experience and innovations of Dr. Brett Sanders, an Orthopaedic Surgeon who is fellowship trained in shoulder, sports medicine, and upper extremity surgery with a special interest in complex arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery. Having trained with many of the pioneers around the world in the field of shoulder surgery, he realized there is a serious and immediate need for cost effective, surgeon driven design solutions to the complex problems encountered by physicians and patients daily, in a medical world increasingly faced with non patient-centric concerns.

The Tensor Difference

Tensor Surgical understands the technical difficulties faced by the modern arthroscopic surgeon, as well as the cost containment pressures that have increased at an exponential rate in the post-COVID economic environment. Techniques and instruments are adapting in real time to the individual patient, rather than forcing the individual to comply with surgical dogma. Surgeons are having to do more, but expected to do it better and at less cost. Combined, these two pressures pave the way for a paradigm shift in surgical technology development. Using a team of creative individuals with backgrounds ranging from biomedical engineering to small lumen medical device manufacturing, we put value-based creativity at the forefront of innovation. We focus on functionality and elegant simplicity with an emphasis on delivering real value at significantly less cost.

Value Based Solutions: V = O/$

What is value? Simply put, Value = Outcomes / Cost. Only the most valuable technology will survive in the modern era and future of value-based care. We strive to deliver value in all that we do.