22 March 2022

Smith+Nephew to showcase latest Orthopaedic advancements in Cementless Knees, Total Hip Arthroplasty and Robotics at AAOS 2022 Annual Meeting

Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces it will it showcase its latest innovations for Orthopaedic Reconstruction and Robotics during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2022 Annual Meeting being held in Chicago, IL.

Introducing the Smith+Nephew Cementless Knee Continuum of Care

Cementless knee implants are serving a resurgent segment1 driven by the potential for better long-term fixation through biologic integration2,3, shorter operating times4, and the shift to Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs).5 Smith+Nephew is now the only company in the US with a cementless commercial offering for total knees with the recent launch of the LEGION CONCELOC Cementless Total Knee System - and partial knees with the acquisition of Engage Surgical and the ENGAGE Cementless Partial Knee System earlier this year.

As the only medical device company with a complete cementless knee portfolio, Smith+Nephew is uniquely positioned to accommodate whatever a patient or surgeon may need - a total knee with CONCELOC Advanced Porous Titanium 3D printing technology and the LEGION Knee System’s clinical success6-8 * treating over two million patients, or a partial cementless knee implant optimized for robotics-assisted surgery and ideal for the ASC environment. 

Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty

A recent study of over 6,000 Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) procedures concluded that Smith+Nephew’s ABLE Advanced Anterior Approach for THA is a minimally invasive, muscle-sparing approach which drives efficiency with few complications and no barriers to adoption.9

The high-quality, low-cost ABLE Approach to THA complements a value-based system of limiting healthcare dollar spend while maintaining or improving patient outcomes.9 It allows the surgeon considerable flexibility by performing the procedure either supine or lateral, with or without fluoroscopy, and using any femoral and acetabular components.


Real Intelligence and Robotics-assisted Surgery Advancements

Smith+Nephew continues to broaden the capabilities of its handheld robotic-assisted technology and digital ecosystem. The CORI Surgical System has expanded indications to address needs in Total Hip Arthroplasty with RI.HIP NAVIGATION - a new application on CORI designed to help maximize accuracy and reproducibility by delivering patient-specific component alignment. When combined with complimentary tools for case planning, patient functional assessment, and RI.HIP MODELER**, the CORI System delivers a comprehensive navigation solution for hips. RI.INSIGHTS, a cloud-based global data management platform that enables surgeons to readily apply insights from their robotic-assisted procedures will also be showcased with additional enhancements.

The CORI System is the only 2nd generation robotics platform in the orthopaedic knee market and its global footprint continues to expand with recent approvals in Europe and Japan. It is small**, portable†, affordable10 and unlike other robotic systems, it eliminates time, costs, and radiation exposure11 associated with preoperative CT imaging. Instead, the CORI System uses image-free smart mapping to build patient-specific 3D models of the anatomy in surgery.

To learn more about the latest advancements in orthopaedic reconstruction and robotics, please stop by the Smith+Nephew booth (#831) during AAOS 2022.




David Snyder

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About Smith+Nephew

Smith+Nephew is a portfolio medical technology business focused on the repair, regeneration and replacement of soft and hard tissue. We exist to restore people’s bodies and their self-belief by using technology to take the limits off living. We call this purpose ‘Life Unlimited’. Our 18,000 employees deliver this mission every day, making a difference to patients’ lives through the excellence of our product portfolio, and the invention and application of new technologies across our three global franchises of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & ENT and Advanced Wound Management.

Founded in Hull, UK, in 1856, we now operate in more than 100 countries, and generated annual sales of $5.2 billion in 2021. Smith+Nephew is a constituent of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN). The terms ‘Group’ and ‘Smith+Nephew’ are used to refer to Smith & Nephew plc and its consolidated subsidiaries, unless the context requires otherwise.

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  8. National Joint Registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. Hertfordshire, UK 2021. 18th Annual Report.
  9. Smith+Nephew 2021. Clinical and Medical Affairs Evidence Outcomes Report. The ABLE◊ (advanced anterior approach): a retrospective case series. EO.REC.PCSgen.001.v1.
  10. Sg2 Healthcare Intelligence. Technology Guide: Orthopedic Surgical Robotics. 2014.
  11. Ponzio DY, Lonner JH. Preoperative Mapping in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Using Computed Tomography Scan Is Associated with Radiation Exposure and Carries High Cost. J Arthroplasty 2015;30(6):964-7.


*     We thank the patients and staff of all the hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who have contributed data to the National Joint Registry. We are grateful to the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), the NJR Steering Committee and staff at the NJR Centre for facilitating this work. The views expressed represent those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Joint Registry Steering Committee or the Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) who do not vouch for how the information is presented.

** compared to Mako and ROSA® systems

†    compared to NAVIOSystem