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LimaCorporate Completes First Total Shoulder Case Using Smart SPACE Planning Software


LimaCorporate confirmed completion of the first total shoulder replacement using the Smart SPACE Shoulder Planner application. The technology was developed by medical device software company TechMah Medical, which LimaCorporate acquired in 2018. FDA 510(k) clearance to market the Smart SPACE Shoulder 3D Planner & 3D Positioner was granted in late 2019.

Currently in limited market release, Smart SPACE Shoulder Planner marks LimaCorporate's first release of a digital solution. Full launch will occur during 2020.

The software uses a 3D patient-specific model derived from a CT-scan, and is compatible with LimaCorporate's complete implant shoulder portfolio for a wide range of primary total shoulder arthroplasty indications. The system is based on a proprietary machine learning algorithm which draws from an extensive database of morphological data points to design surgical plans and 3D Positioner guides. Future releases will include intra-operative surgical guidance systems to simplify procedures and support personalized patient care. When fully launched, Smart SPACE will have application in shoulder, hip and knee replacement.