Smith+Nephew's knee robot enters the UK: 4 notes


Smith+Nephew has launched its Cori surgical system for total and partial knee replacements in the U.K.

Four notes:

1. The handheld robot is designed to help surgeons plan and perform knee replacements. Cori helps surgeons remove damaged cartilage and bone surfaces, balance soft tissues around the joint and more precisely position the implant.

2. Cori relies on reflective discs that bounce infrared light to cameras equipped within the tool to serve as a tracker, according to the company's website. After disc placement, the tool scans the surface of the bone that needs to be removed. The tool recognizes the parameters of the cutting area and shuts off when it's outside those parameters.

3. The Cori system is part of Smith+Nephew's Real Intelligence portfolio, which is designed to address clinical challenges through digital and robotic surgery, preoperative planning and outcomes measurement.

4. The robot first launched in the U.S. in July 2020.

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