Smith+Nephew introduced CORI™ handheld robotics, an advanced system for both total and partial knee arthroplasties.
CORI is a compact and fully mobile solution incorporating a 3D intra-operative imaging system with an advanced robotic sculpting tool. The robotic system allows surgeons to measure, plan and perform a knee surgery which is personalized to the patient's individual anatomy in the O.R.
The Smith+Nephew system is considerably more compact than alternative robotic systems (Stryker Mako and Zimmer Biomet ROSA), has minimal set up time, and is so portable it can be moved from location to location to optimize the flow of patients through surgical units.
The benefits of robotics-assisted surgery for patients are myriad, and include significantly improved patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and shortened length of hospital stay, there is evidence of an earlier return to an active lifestyle.
Australia has been a leader in the field of robotics and navigation in orthopaedic surgery and the registry has demonstrated the benefits patients can expect such as fewer revisions and complications, and a shorter length of hospital stay with the patient able to be discharged in sub-24 hours.
"The CORI system enables every patient to have a knee replacement that is shape matched and aligned to their specific anatomy. We know that outcomes aren't consistent in non-robotic surgeries and that one in five patients have issues following surgery. Our technology has evolved so that we can achieve a personalised fit to each individual patient," says Mr. Simon Tarry, Managing Director, UK, Ireland & Nordics, Smith+Nephew.