1000 Knee Replacement Milestone For OMNI’s APEX Robotic Technology (“A.R.T.™”)

“Clinical studies show that the A.R.T.™ platform allows the surgeon to achieve increased implant placement accuracy within operative times that are comparable to traditional manual instrumentation.”

In short

Massachussetts based orthopaedic company OMNIlife science, Inc., has announced the successful completion of 1000 knee replacements utilizing OMNI’s APEX Robotic Technology (“A.R.T.™”).

Background

APEX Robotic Technology™ is a surgical navigation product from PRAXIM®, a sister company to OMNIlife science®. The A.R.T.™ system provides intelligent instrumentation that allows intra-operative customisation to accurately place the knee implant as intended. This is made possible in part by PRAXIM®’s patented BoneMorphing® technology that creates a precise virtual 3D model of the patient’s anatomy, which in turn provides accurate positioning of an automated bone cutting guide. According to its press release announcing the 1000 patient milestone, A.R.T.™ addresses key issues associated with conventional surgical procedures, including improving bone cutting precision, to produce ideal leg alignment.

Company comments

OMNI’s President and CEO, George Cipolletti, noted, “Universal manual knee instruments were a technical breakthrough in the 1990s and computer navigation showed great promise when introduced approximately 15 years ago. Today the marriage of computer navigation and robotic technology will further advance what is already a highly successful total knee replacement procedure. Clinical studies show that the A.R.T.™ platform allows the surgeon to achieve increased implant placement accuracy within operative times that are comparable to traditional manual instrumentation. More important is the fact that these results were achieved over a very short learning curve period during which no compromise in implant placement accuracy was observed.”

Source: OMNIlife science Inc., PR Web