Smith+Nephew introduced the Journey II Rox total knee system, a reverse hybrid construct for knee replacement.
The system is compatible with the Cori surgical robot, according to a Nov. 1 company news release. It combines the kinematics of the Journey II total knee implant, the porous titanium of Conceloc material and the wear resistance of Oxinium oxidized zirconium.
"The reverse hybrid technique works very well in my hands and I'm able to ensure my patients have the opportunity to harness the JOURNEY II knee mechanics for a more natural knee function," orthopedic surgeon Matthew Bullock, DO, said in the release. "The hybrid approach does not add time to my cases - in fact, I find that using the porous tibia and patella components reduces my operative time by approximately 15 minutes instead of waiting for cement to cure."