Smith+Nephew Cori
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Smith+Nephew (NYSE:SNN) announced today that it launched its Cori handheld robotic system for total and partial knee arthroplasties.

London-based Smith+Nephew designed Cori as a compact, fully mobile offering with a 3D intraoperative imaging system and an advanced robotic sculpting tool.

According to a news release, the robotic system gives surgeons a way to measure, plan and perform a knee surgery personalized to a patient’s individual anatomy in-theater. The company touts its platform as more compact than alternative robotic systems, with minimal set-up time and portability that optimizes the flow of patients through surgical units because it can be moved from theater to theater.

Dr. Tim Parratt, a consultant orthopedic surgeon at East Suffolk North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, and one of the first surgeons to use Cori in the United Kingdom, said in the release that the easy-to-use Cori system provides minimal disruption for staff and has advantages over a conventional kit.

“The Cori system enables every patient to have a knee replacement that is shape matched and aligned to their specific anatomy,” Smith+Nephew Managing Director for UK, Ireland & Nordics Simon Tarry said in the release. “We know that outcomes aren’t consistent in non-robotic surgeries and that one in five patients have issues following surgery. Our technology has evolved so that we can achieve a personalized fit to each individual patient.”