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Smith+Nephew to Showcase AI-driven Robotic-assisted Solutions at AAOS 2024


Smith+Nephew announces that it will provide a glimpse into the future at AAOS 2024. With a first opportunity to see a forthcoming new feature* for its CORI Surgical System, this exclusive image-agnostic* robotic-assisted surgical solution is designed to further help personalize surgery, advance efficiencies, and optimize performance across Smith+Nephew’s orthopaedic reconstruction portfolio.

The power of one robotic-assisted platform
Smith+Nephew’s CORI Surgical System – a next-generation handheld robotic platform – supports the entire continuum of care in knee arthroplasty (unicompartmental, total, revision) and a comprehensive solution for navigated total hip arthroplasty (THA). Robotic-assisted surgery has been shown to help improve surgical outcomes and cost effectiveness compared to conventional techniques.1-3

  • The CORI Surgical System is the only robotic-assisted solution indicated for revision total knee arthroplasty, and RI.KNEE software enables joint line restoration4 and improves patient reported outcomes (pain and PROMIS Depression).4
  • The CORI Digital Tensioner provides objective gap data and quantifies joint laxity prior to making bone resections6-8 in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) resulting in more consistent, repeatable joint balancing and alignment compared to manual tensioning.8
  • Use of a navigated surgery, such as RI.HIP NAVIGATION, enables a computer-guided approach that demonstrates significantly lower revision rates, lower risk of revision, and higher patient satisfaction when compared with traditional THA.9
  • The CORI Surgical System has the smallest footprint11 and offers more indications and specialized tools than competitive solutions to help accommodate the high growth of outpatient/ASC hip and knee procedures in the US.

Personalizing surgery
Delivering solutions for differing patient types coupled with planning and execution tools is essential to personalizing surgery. By individualizing the episode of care, patients have shown better outcomes such as early recovery and early functional outcomes compared to conventional UKA surgery.12-15

RI.KNEE ROBOTICS v2.0 – Personalized Planning software powered by AI – provides AI-powered reference values as guidance for planning and enables surgeons to set preferences for initial implant starting positions that are customized to patient deformity.

“Smith+Nephew’s technology platform is the only one in the market that allows for personalized planning using simulation and AI. The RI.HIP Modeler allows for impingement analysis based on an individual patient profile, while RI.KNEE software utilizes AI for personalized planning and implant placement. When introducing personalized options to manage specific pathologies, we see increased patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. These continue to elevate the level of care we as surgeons may provide to our patients,” said Thorsten Seyler, MD PhD, Associate Professor of Orthopedics at Duke University.

Smith+Nephew’s CORI Surgical System and RI.KNEE Robotics v2.0

Proven economic benefits

Smith+Nephew’s robotic-assisted procedural solutions have positive effects on the healthcare economic landscape. For example, patients who received Smith+Nephew robotic-assisted UKA could be discharged in less than 24 hours without complications or readmissions.14

To learn more about how these advancements in robotic-assisted and personalized surgery support ‘Precision in Motion’ – the company’s uncompromising commitment to freedom of movement – please visit the Smith+Nephew booth (#5469) at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2024 Annual Meeting from February 12-16 in San Francisco, CA.

Source: Smith+Nephew

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