LONDON, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN; LSE:SN), the global medical technology business, today announces the launch of its NAVIO handheld robotics-assisted total knee arthroplasty (TKA) application. This expands the NAVIO platform to total knees, which comprise 80% of all knee replacement surgeries globally. The TKA application supports Smith & Nephew's JOURNEY II, LEGION Primary and GENESIS II Total Knee Systems.
The NAVIO Surgical System is a next generation handheld robotics platform designed to aid surgeons with implant alignment, ligament balancing and bone preparation – key factors that can drive patient satisfaction. The small footprint of the NAVIO Surgical system allows for easy set up and portability. The TKA application provides a streamlined and efficient workflow along with cut guides specifically designed for handheld robotics-assisted surgery. Furthermore, the NAVIO robotics-assisted system does not require a preoperative image, such as a CT scan. This allows patients to receive the benefits of robotics-assistance without the extra steps, costs, and radiation associated with additional preoperative imaging.
"The NAVIO system offers game changing improvements in precision and accuracy without sacrificing efficiency. It allows surgeons the control to create a patient-specific plan in the OR and the confidence to execute with robotic precision," says Dr Joseph Burkhardt from southwest Michigan. "For the Total Knee, it provides surgeons the ability to do more than they have ever been able to do with standard instruments, resulting in improved functional outcomes for the patient."
"The NAVIO partial knee replacement application has been commercially available since 2014, including UKA and PFJ options, and has developed a strong surgeon following," said Glenn Warner, President, US Commercial. "The full market release of the TKA application provides a robotics-assisted solution for one of the largest markets in orthopaedics. Smith & Nephew is committed to continued expansion and growth of the NAVIO robotics-assisted platform."
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Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve people's lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has around 15,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries. Annual sales in 2016 were almost $4.7 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN, NYSE: SNN).
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