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VISIONAIRE Cutting Guides

VISIONAIRE Cutting Guides


VISIONAIRE Cutting Guides use the patient's own MRI and full leg X-Ray to design cutting blocks specific to that patient.

Simplified surgery. Personalized performance.

VISIONAIRE Patient Matched Technology is simplified surgery with personalized performance. The VISIONAIRE process allows Smith & Nephew to design and produce a set of cutting guides based on your patient’s unique anatomy. The VISIONAIRE set of customized cutting guides reduces the number of steps and surgical instruments required for surgery creating a simplified surgical environment. The guides are designed from surgeon specific preferences, then developed by a dedicated engineer, allowing for personalized performance.

The inner shape of the cutting guide matches the outer shape of your patient’s distal femur and proximal tibia. This hand-in-glove fit allows surgeons to make the precise bone cuts needed to position the knee implant in the optimal alignment.

VISIONAIRE Cutting Guide Process

1. Diagnostics
2. MRI
3. X-Ray
4. Upload Data
5. Preop Planning
6. Manufacturing
7. Surgery
8. Recovery

Product Highlights

  • Eliminate up to 21 sizing and alignment steps from your surgical procedure
  • Patient-matched cutting blocks utilize the mechanical axis for alignment
  • Multiple implant options
  • Made from medical grade Nylon-12
  • Delivered sterile packed for surgery
  • Available for use with OXINIUM, or CoCr, porous coating implants
  • Accuracy, Efficiency, and Confidence

VISIONAIRE cutting blocks can be used with:


 *TC-PLUS PRIMARY is not available in Australia, New Zealand, or the U.S.

Efficiency- Simplifying surgery, reducing costs and improving performance

VISIONAIRE Cutting Guides help achieve efficiency and reduced cost in the OR by eliminating multiple steps and requiring less instrumentation for surgery. 

  • 21 steps eliminated from surgery
  • Reduced instruments and trays
  • Reduced costs- sterilization costs and surgical costs from time in OR
  • Reduced lead time- proprietary in-house manufacturing process and delivery time

Confidence - Personalized, reliable solutions, leading to increased satisfaction

VISIONAIRE builds confidence through providing a personalized team for every surgeon - a team that develops understanding of each surgeon's surgical goals and preferences to ensure optimal patient outcomes. 

  • Personalized service - An engineer assigned to every surgeon (regionalized)
  • Knowing what to expect - A pre-op plan is created for every case
  • Surgeon involvement - Capture surgeon preferences


VISIONAIREDownloadable Resources - Click on Title

VISIONAIRE Messaging Brochure

VISIONAIRE Design Rationale


VISIONAIRE Surgical Technique

VISIONAIRE US Reimbursement Guide

VISIONAIRE Value Proposition Brochure


Evidence in Focus:

VISIONAIRE: More efficient for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) than conventional techniques

VISIONAIRE: More efficient for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) than conventional techniques - APPENDICES


VISIONAIRE Imaging Center

VISIONAIRE Imaging Message Brochure

Diagnostic Center Info Form Tutorial

Patient Data Confidentiality and Security

X-RAY Protocol Brochure

X-RAY Getting Started Checklist

TKA Cutting Block Sample Surgical Alignment Plan

Instructions for Use MRI Phantom

MRI Checklist for Image Quality


Animation Video

VISIONAIRE UNI Cutting Guides - Tibial Guides:



  1. Monto RR, Garcia J, Callaghan JJ. Fatal fat embolism following total condylar knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 1990. (5):291-299.
  2. Berend ME, Ritter MA, Meding JB, Faris PM, Keating EM, Redelman R, Faris GW, Davis KE. Tibial Component Failure Mechanisms in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004. (428):26-34.
  3. Novak EJ, Silverstein MD, Bozic KJ. The Cost Effectiveness of Computer-Assisted Navigation in Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007. (89):2389-97.

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This information is intended for health care professionals only.

*The decision to use Smith+Nephew products should be made by a healthcare professional, in line with applicable local protocols.  Smith+Nephew products should always be used for the indications set out in the applicable instructions for use.

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