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News Release - June 8, 2022
Smith & Nephew announces first total hip replacement cases on its CORI(TM) Surgical System using RI.HIP MODELER and RI.HIP NAVIGATIONLONDON, June 8, 2022 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN,NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces that the first total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedure using RI.HIP MODELER, a new preoperative spinopelvic assessment tool, was performed by Dr. Rhett Hallows at Duke Regional Hospital. Separately, Dr. Thorsten Seyler performed the first-ever RI.HIP NAVIGATION procedure on the CORI Surgical System at Duke University in April.
The CORI Surgical System is a second-generation platform that is small, portable, and capable of performing robotic-assisted knee and computer-guided hip surgery on a single platform. Unlike other systems, it eliminates time, costs, and radiation exposure associated with preoperative CT imaging.1,2
RI.HIP NAVIGATION is a new application designed to help maximize accuracy and reproducibility in supine and lateral approaches by delivering patient-specific component alignment – a critical factor for surgeons when assessing individual THA cases. When combined with complementary tools for case planning, such as RI.HIP MODELER and implants with proven performance, the CORI Surgical System delivers a comprehensive solution for hips.
"RI.HIP NAVIGATION enables surgeons who perform total hip arthroplasty to execute a personalized surgical plan. This innovative technology combined with the OR3O™ Dual Mobility System helps to address hip instability," said Dr. Thorsten Seyler.
The RI.HIP MODELER mobile application may be utilized in surgical planning to evaluate cup placement based on a patient's unique spinopelvic condition. Now, surgeons may preoperatively assess implant impingement and other factors to help reduce the potential for postoperative hip dislocation.
Dr. Hallows performed the first THA case using both RI.HIP MODELER and RI.HIP NAVIGATION on the CORI System. Complementing the enabling technologies used, he selected the ABLE™ Anterior Approach - a minimally invasive, muscle-sparing approach which drives efficiency with few complications and no barriers to adoption.3 Dr. Hallows commented, "RI.HIP MODELER is a true game changer in total hip surgery. The preoperative spinopelvic assessment tool allows me to simplify a cumbersome process in just a few minutes. Using an iPad, RI.HIP MODELER allows me to individualize care for each of my patients and will be an integral part of all RI.HIP cases I perform using the CORI™ System going forward."
"Instability remains a challenge in hip surgery, but new technology and implants are changing the game," said Randy Kilburn, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Robotics and Digital for Smith & Nephew. "RI.HIP NAVIGATION and RI.HIP MODELER are important additions to our robotics and enabling technology portfolio that will help fuel growth of the CORI Surgical System as a leading choice for total hip arthroplasty."
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- Ponzio DY, Lonner JH. Preoperative Mapping in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Using Computed Tomography Scans Is Associated with Radiation Exposure and Carries High Cost. J Arthroplasty. 2015;30(6):964-967
- Smith & Nephew 2020. CORI and NAVIO Technical Specification Comparison. Internal Report. ER0488 REV B.
- Smith & Nephew. The ABLE™ (advanced anterior approach): a retrospective case series. Clinical and Medical Affairs Evidence Outcomes Report. Published internal document. 2021. EO.REC.PCSgen.001.v1
Smith & Nephew is a portfolio medical technology business focused on the repair, regeneration and replacement of soft and hard tissue. We exist to restore people's bodies and their self-belief by using technology to take the limits off living. We call this purpose 'Life Unlimited'. Our 18,000 employees deliver this mission every day, making a difference to patients' lives through the excellence of our product portfolio, and the invention and application of new technologies across our three global franchises of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & ENT and Advanced Wound Management.
Founded in Hull, UK, in 1856, we now operate in more than 100 countries, and generated annual sales of $5.2 billion in 2021. Smith & Nephew is a constituent of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN,NYSE:SNN). The terms 'Group' and 'Smith & Nephew' are used to refer to Smith & Nephew plc and its consolidated subsidiaries, unless the context requires otherwise.
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