First Total Hip with Smith+Nephew RI.HIP MODELER

By Julie A. Vetalice

First Total Hip with Smith+Nephew RI.HIP MODELER

Smith+Nephew announced the first total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedure using RI.HIP MODELER, a preoperative spinopelvic assessment tool, on the CORI Surgical System.

CORI 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. It is designed to eliminate the time, costs and radiation exposure associated with preoperative CT imaging.

The RI.HIP NAVIGATION application is designed to help maximize accuracy and reproducibility in supine and lateral approaches by delivering patient-specific component alignment. When combined with complementary tools for case planning, such as RI.HIP MODELER and implants, the CORI Surgical System delivers a comprehensive solution.

The RI.HIP MODELER mobile application may be utilized in surgical planning to evaluate cup placement based on a patient's spinopelvic condition. Surgeons may preoperatively assess implant impingement and other factors to help reduce the potential for postoperative hip dislocation.

"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."

Source: Smith+Nephew

Product Labels: Hip Replacement, Robot-Assisted Systems

Tags: Product Launch