Favorable Study Results for Total Hip Navigation with Smith+Nephew Implants

By Julie A. Vetalice

Favorable Study Results for Total Hip Navigation with Smith+Nephew Implants

Study results indicate that computer-guided technology for total hip arthroplasty (THA), such as Smith+Nephew's RI.HIP NAVIGATION, can significantly reduce the risk of revision and increase patient satisfaction when using Smith+Nephew implants.

Data indicated:

  • A significantly lower revision rate at 10 years with computer-guided vs. conventional THA
  • A 55% lower risk of revision at 10 years with computer-guided vs. conventional THA
  • Patient satisfaction was significantly higher in the computer-guided group compared to conventional THA

RI.HIP NAVIGATION technology is designed to help maximize accuracy and reproducibility by delivering patient-specific component alignment  This technology can be used with Smith+Nephew's POLAR3® Primary Total Hip System, comprising POLARSTEM®, OXINIUM® and R3® acetabular components.

"Conventional total hip arthroplasty is considered to be a very successful procedure, however there is always room for improvement," said Randy Kilburn, Senior Vice President of Commercial Marketing, Orthopaedics for Smith+Nephew. "RI.HIP NAVIGATION combined with our best-in-class POLAR3® THA construct may considerably improve implant survivorship and help patients return to living their Life Unlimited."

 

Product Labels: Hip Replacement, Surgical Navigation

Tags: Trial/Study