Tensor Surgical was founded on the principle of “For Surgeons By Surgeons”.
In 2012 Dr. Brett Sanders was already one of the top orthopedic surgeons in the country. His practice was in much demand, but he had a problem. His instruments were clumsy, unreliable, expensive and didn’t deliver results as well as they could have.
In a fortuitous meeting with Keith Harper, CEO of Quantum OPS, an orthopedic positioning systems company, Dr. Sanders shared his frustration. They quickly discussed how it could be remedied by a new kind of tool set, one specifically designed for the work Dr. Sanders was doing. They had a strong conviction that this was the way forward, and combined their efforts to form Tensor Surgical.
Tensor’s goal was to develop an instrumentation set with an emphasis on reproducible gold standard results while reducing overall time and cost in the OR.
By 2013 we had designed and built working prototypes and began use in the OR. Once the system was refined, we gave it to like-minded surgeons to independently verify and confirm the reproducibility of results and cost savings. The next year we launched our Series One Tensor Tunneler. Over the past 5 years, Tensor has sought and incorporated surgeon’s feedback, to continually improve and expand the capabilities of the Rotator Cuff Repair System, consisting of the reusable Tensor Tunneler and Suture Passer tools.
2019 marks the Gold Standard achievement of the RCRS. Surgeons worldwide have come to know and trust Tensor’s instruments, and rely on them for their superior performance and cost savings.
There have been thousands of cases performed, saving surgery centers millions of dollars.
As a result of surgeons discovering and taking advantage of the superior performance of the RCRS system, Tensor has become one of the fastest growing new orthopedic tool companies in the USA.