Smith + Nephew Expands Reach Of Its Cori Handheld Robotic System


The Cori system includes a portable cutting tool with a robotic function that automatically stops the tool burr from rotating if it is outside of a digitally “painted” area. [Image from Smith+Nephew]

A year after Smith + Nephew (NYSE: SNN) launched its Cori handheld robotic system in the United States, the orthosurgery system was launched globally.

The British medical tech giant has extended Cori’s reach to Europe, Australia and New Zealand, India and Canada (which was just announced today). The company said yesterday the system is now available for use by the UK’s National Health Service.

Smith + Nephew designed Cori to be smaller and faster than its previous Navio system. Cori, according to the company, is a compact, fully mobile offering with a 3D intraoperative imaging system and an advanced robotic sculpting tool. The surgeon uses a pointer tool to digitally “paint” on the bony surface that needs to be removed. The surgeon then uses a portable cutting tool with a robotic function that automatically stops the rotation of the tool’s burr if it is outside the painted area.

The company first launched the Cori Surgical System in 2020 in the United States after FDA clearance.

According to a press release, the robotic system gives surgeons a way to measure, plan and perform personalized knee surgery based on the individual anatomy of a patient in the operating room. The company presents its platform as more compact than alternative robotic systems, with minimal setup time and portability that optimize patient flow through surgical units as it can be moved from theater to theater. .

Dr Tim Parratt, consultant orthopedic surgeon at East Suffolk North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, and one of the first surgeons to use Cori in the UK, said in the statement that the Cori system disrupts staff as little as possible and presents advantages over a conventional kit.

“The Cori System allows each patient to have a knee prosthesis that is shaped to fit and aligned with their specific anatomy,” said Simon Tarry, Smith + Nephew Managing Director for the UK, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Nordic countries. “We know that results are not consistent in non-robotic surgeries and that one in five patients have problems after surgery. Our technology has evolved so that we can achieve a personalized fit for each patient. “

Dr Douglas Naudie – orthopedic surgeon and professor at Western University in London, Ontario in Canada – said he was delighted to use the Cori system. “The hand-held robot coupled with intuitive software makes it possible to dimension and position the components with precision and to optimize ligament balance. The entire system is efficient and portable – a welcome combination for a crowded operating room.

This story was originally posted on November 23, 2021. Updated to reflect other Cori launches around the world. Associate Editor Sean Whooley contributed to this report.


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