Exactech signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Bodycad for its Reflex Uni™ knee in the U.S. This expands Exactech’s Truliant® primary and revision knee system with a personalized unicompartmental implant, and represents the latest addition to Exactech’s Active Intelligence® technology platform of personalized, data-driven solutions.
Active Intelligence supports Exactech’s commitment to support engagement with patients and peers, addressing challenges with predictive tools and optimized surgeon performance. The platform builds on ExactechGPS® navigation with implant placement guidance for both knee and shoulder surgery, and previously announced innovations including the Shoulder Planning App, VERASENSE® shoulder sensor and Vantage® Ankle Patient-Specific Instruments.
Truliant Reflex Uni received 510(k) clearance in March 2020. Limited launch is slated for early 2021, will full release by the end of the year.
Bodycad developed Truliant Reflex Uni with a proprietary software algorithm and fully integrated production system. 3D image rendering, digital planning and production optimize personalized restoration of individual anatomies. Bodycad’s proprietary software serves as the digital backbone to automate all processes.
The system requires no off-the-shelf implants and minimal instrumentation, making it suitable for both hospitals or ambulatory surgery centers. In addition, The individualized fit offers potential for improved clinical results and satisfaction.
“Innovation in unicompartmental knee implants has been stagnant for years,” said John McDaniel, Exactech’s Senior Vice President, Large Joints. “We intentionally delayed offering a partial knee until we had something that could address the shortcomings of existing designs. With Truliant Reflex Uni, surgeons have the option to change implant design and placement to meet the needs of each patient. We’re excited about this personalized solution and its potential to maximize bone coverage, achieve proper alignment and optimize joint function.”