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The CORI Surgical System offers a robotics-assisted platform that features pre-surgical planning and precision for both partial and total knee replacement procedures.

CORI Robotics-assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

Your knee replacement procedure is not just routine—it's uniquely tailored to your knee's anatomy and the implant being utilized. Ensuring impeccable positioning and alignment of your knee replacement, surgeons now turn to the CORI Surgical System. The strategic alignment of the implant holds paramount significance, directly influencing the longevity of the implant's effectiveness.1, 2

Since the inception of knee implant procedures in 1968, surgical techniques have continuously evolved. Early procedures relied on manual guides, external pins, and cutting jigs for the placement of prosthetic implants and the removal of damaged bone. Subsequent advancements introduced improved implant positioning through long rods drilled into the femur, offering a base for surgical cutting guides. More recently, the fusion of CT (computerized tomography) scan and MRI image guidance enabled individualized computer-generated surgical plans for patients.

The Cutting-edge CORI Surgical System

At the forefront of innovation is the CORI Surgical System, a robotics-assisted platform that redefines precision with CT-free technology, delivering unparalleled implant sizing and positioning accuracy without the need for rods. This revolutionary system stands ready for both partial and total knee replacement procedures.

Precision and Reduced CT Radiation Exposure

The CORI system presents two vital advantages for individuals undergoing knee replacement surgery. Firstly, it empowers your surgeon to formulate an exceptionally customized plan, meticulously tailored to the distinct contours and movements of your knee. Unlike traditional planning that necessitates CT scans, which resemble x-rays and offer cross-sectional knee imagery, the CORI system operates free from this requirement, sparing you from exposure to potentially harmful radiation linked to such imaging.

The second advantage lies in the inclusion of robotic assistance. The synergy between advanced technology and surgical expertise heightens accuracy, promising improved long-term outcomes.

Partial Knee Replacement

Partial knee replacement is characterized by its ability to spare stabilizing ligaments and supporting tissues while exclusively replacing the damaged knee section. The preservation of healthy cartilage and bone facilitates smooth knee joint motion with the prosthetic implant. Candidates often present osteoarthritis limited to a specific knee area.

The CORI system intervenes in the planning and execution process with exceptional precision. Through this system, surgeons create a 3D rendition of your knee's unique profiles sans the necessity of a pre-operative CT scan. Armed with this data, your surgeon determines the optimal implant size and position—a cornerstone for knee alignment and stability. The procedure then harnesses the robotic prowess of CORI to selectively remove damaged bone and flawlessly integrate the partial knee implant.

Total Knee Replacement

In total knee replacement, the entire knee joint is supplanted by a prosthetic implant that faithfully replicates the natural knee joint's form, motion, and stability. As one of the most prevalent medical procedures, totaling over 600,000 annual cases in the U.S., total knee replacement redefines functionality for many, reducing knee pain and enhancing daily activities.4

The CORI system enriches this process, mirroring its role in partial knee replacement. The creation of a 3D model showcasing your knee's distinctive anatomy guides the surgeon's determination of the ideal implant size and positioning. This personalized surgical plan hinges on your knee's specific characteristics.


Source: Smith & Nephew

  • Total and partial knee surgery
  • Revision knee surgery
  • Total hip surgery (software only)
How R2 Surgical Can Help

R2 Surgical is a global supplier of surgical robots, instruments, parts, and accessories. In addition to providing new models, we promote affordability and sustainability in healthcare by offering a range of options including refurbished and used robots. Our refurbished models undergo testing and restoration to ensure they meet the highest quality standards, enabling healthcare facilities to access cost-effective alternatives that do not compromise on precision or performance. At R2 Surgical, we believe that everyone should have access to the latest medical advancements, and our commitment to offering refurbished and used da Vinci Surgical System models underscores this mission.

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