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5 January 2016
Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, announces it has completed the acquisition of Blue Belt Holdings, Inc. (“Blue Belt Technologies”), securing a leading position in the fast-growing area of orthopaedic robotics-assisted surgery.
Blue Belt Technologies’ NAVIO◊ surgical system currently provides robotics-assistance in unicondylar or partial knee replacement surgery through CT-free navigation software and a unique hand-held, robotic bone-shaping device. NAVIO and Smith & Nephew’s partial knee implant portfolio form a strong combined business from which to accelerate growth in this attractive area of surgery. Additionally, the Group intends to expand the NAVIO platform into total knee, bi-cruciate retaining knee and revision knee implants, delivering significant further upside.
SAN FRANCISCO – Knee and limb mechanical axis alignment measurements made using radiographs were found to be inaccurate when compared to measurements obtained intraoperatively using computer-assisted navigation, according to results of a study presented here.
“From my point of view, navigation seems to be a valuable tool for assessing component alignment but, more importantly, it is a more-validated tool than radiographs,” S. David Stulberg, MD, said during the Knee Society/American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Specialty Day Meeting…