FARMINGTON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 8:00 PM EDT, Smith & Nephew will be premiering a surgical webcast featuring the Smith & Nephew JOURNEY™ II Cruciate Retaining (CR) Knee System. Orthopedic surgeons David Rovinsky, MD, of Wilcox Health and Michael Ries, MD Chief of the UCSF Arthroplasty Service, will demonstrate and discuss the benefits of the Smith & Nephew PHYSIOLOGICAL MATCHING™ Technology for surgeons seeking treatment solutions beyond traditional knee replacements.
Viewers are encouraged to join live and ask questions during the webcast, which the surgeons will answer live immediately following the procedure.
The JOURNEY II CR was launched at the AAOS meeting in New Orleans and has set a new standard in knee implant performance by restoring more normal motion for patients. The new implant is an extension of the JOURNEY II BCS knee that was launched at last year’s AAOS meeting.
The JOURNEY II CR is the first PCL-sparing total knee replacement designed to provide normal kinematics and increased patient satisfaction through PHYSIOLOGICAL MATCHING Technology. This innovative approach to implant development uses the company’s LIFEMOD human simulation software to analyze the bone, ligament and muscle forces that impact the knee and account for those forces within the design of an implant intended to help restore anatomic shapes and normal motion.
This will be the first of a series of 3 live surgeries featuring JOURNEY II BCS and JOURNEY II CR. In May, a second surgery will feature JOURNEY II BCS and highlight Smith & Nephew’s special gap balancing tool. In June, a third surgery will feature the first live viewing of JOURNEY II CR showcasing Smith & Nephew’s patient matched technology VISIONAIRE™.
About Smith & Nephew
Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve people's lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management,Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has around 11,000 employees and a presence in more than 90 countries. Annual sales in 2013 were more than $4.3 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN).
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