Smith & Nephew's THA tool sees first use

By staff writers

June 9, 2022 -- Smith & Nephew said that surgeons at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, NC, recently performed the first total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedure using its Ri.hip Modeler, a preoperative spinopelvic assessment tool.

Ri.hip Modeler is a mobile application designed for use in surgical planning to evaluate cup placement based on a patient's unique spinopelvic condition. Using the tool, surgeons may preoperatively assess implant impingement and other factors to help reduce the potential for postoperative hip dislocation, Smith & Nephew said.

Smith and Nephew Ri hip Modeler and Ri hip Navigation for its Cori Surgical System
Smith & Nephew's Ri.hip Modeler and Ri.hip Navigation for its Cori Surgical System. Image courtesy of Smith & Nephew.

Together with the company's Ri.hip Navigation software, the tools comprise the CORI Surgical System, a second-generation platform that is small, portable, and capable of performing robotic-assisted knee and computer-guided hip surgery on a single platform.

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