The top orthopedic device news out of AAOS 2023

Stryker’s next-gen Mako total robotic knee surgery system and more AI integration for Zimmer Biomet’s ZBEdge surgical platform topped the news at this year’s AAOS 2023.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2023 annual meeting drew top medical and medtech talent to Las Vegas from March 7–11.

Here is a roundup of major news coming out of the show:

Stryker launches Mako Total Knee 2.0 surgical robotics platform The goal of Stryker’s Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery is to provide more predictable outcomes. [Image courtesy of Stryker]Stryker unveiled Mako Total Knee 2.0 at AAOS 2023. Informed by more than 500,000 procedures, Stryker said it designed the next-gen version of the robotic knee surgery system to provide an elevated user experience with customizable workflows and other key features. New features include a digital tensioner for assessing knee stability intraoperatively during total knee arthroplasty — without the need f…
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Smith+Nephew data backs its patient-specific knee surgery tools

Visionaire patient-specific instrumentation [Image courtesy of Smith+Nephew]Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN) has published a systemic literature review that backs its Visionaire patient-specific instrumentation for knee surgeries.

The research was published online by the Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. It included a meta-analysis of 25 relevant studies that compared Visionaire-enabled total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with conventional instrumentation-enabled TKA.

The analysis demonstrated improvements in alignment accuracy, efficiency in surgical procedures, and reduction in length of hospital stay in comparison with conventional instrumentation, London-based Smith+Nephew said in a news release posted March 6. (The announcement comes the same week as AAOS’s 2023 annual meeting in Las Vegas.)

People who received a total knee arthroplasty with Visionaire experienced benefits including:

A 40% reduction in the odds of an outlier in the mechan…
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Zimmer Biomet unveils enhancements to ZBEdge platform

The Canary Medical orthopedic analytics module integrates with the Persona IQ Smart Knee. [Image from Zimmer Biomet’s website]Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) today announced plans to unveil new enhancements to its ZBEdge Dynamic Intelligence platform.

Warsaw, Indiana-based Zimmer Biomet designed the platform to integrate its digital, robotic and implant technologies. It connects and collects objective data throughout the entire episode of care. The company aims for ZBEdge Dynamic Intelligence to transform data into insights and elevate the standard of care.

Zimmer Biomet plans to unveil enhancements this week at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2023 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

Enhancements include updates for the MyMobility platform, Rosa Knee, Persona IQ and more.

“Nearly two years following its introduction, ZBEdge Dynamic Intelligence continues to deliver innovations with breakthrough technologies designed to enable smarte…

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