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Smith+Nephew launches total hip arthroplasty system

Smith+Nephew (NYSE:SNN) today said it launched its RI Hip Navigation system for total hip arthroplasty.

The technology is designed to maximize accuracy and reproducibility to deliver patient-specific component alignment for surgeons when assessing individual total hip arthroplasty cases.

RI Hip Navigation helps surgeons take control of a patient’s pelvic tilt, leg length and offset measurement. It also helps with cup placement to give a predicted view of the post-op AP X-ray in surgery.

Smith+Nephew said the system is also designed to help hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers by using express workflows and image free technology since the technology does not require a CT scan.

The company acquired Brainlab’s orthopedic joint reconstruction business in May 2019 and RI Hip Navigation is an early deliverable from that acquisition, according to the company.

“The integration of the Orthopaedic Joint Reconstruction Business has gone well, and we are delighted to now be able to offer customers an exciting upgrade path with more capabilities,” said Randy Kilburn, senior VP of commercial marketing, orthopedics for Smith+Nephew. “We look forward to continuing to collaborate with Brainlab to expand access to these technologies as well as developing further orthopedic reconstruction applications and sports medicine as well.”

RI Hip Navigation is also a part of Smith+Nephew’s real intelligence brand of technology solutions that are designed to address clinical challenges through the continuum of care.

The system has already received FDA clearance and CE mark certification for total hip arthroplasty. It is available in the U.S. and Europe.

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