Smith+Nephew personalizes robotic-assisted surgery for patients and surgeons with launch of CORIOGRAPH™ Pre-Operative Planning and Modeling Services exclusively for the CORI™ Surgical System

Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology company, today announces the launch of its new CORIOGRAPH Pre-Operative Planning and Modeling Services, providing an unparalleled, personalized solution for surgeons and patients across partial and total knee arthroplasty procedures. It is exclusively for use with the CORI Surgical System - the only orthopaedic robotic-assisted system to offer either intraoperative image-free or image-based registration, enabling the surgeon to choose whether or not to perform a pre-operative MRI scan.

Delivering solutions for differing patient types coupled with planning and execution tools is essential to personalizing surgery. Robotic-assisted surgery can improve accuracy and reproducibility, and may lead to better patient outcomes compared to conventional techniques.1-3

The first procedures using CORIOGRAPH Pre-Operative Planning and Modeling Services and RI.KNEE ROBOTICS 3.0 Software were recently completed by Dr. Steven Haas, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Chief of Knee Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He stated, “We are now truly personalizing surgery and advancing efficiencies with RI.KNEE 3.0 and CORIOGRAPH services. Providing the ability to choose the right imaging modality represents the next paradigm for individualized patient care and brings orthopaedic robotics to another level.”

The CORI Surgical System offers proprietary tools and AI-driven software across the full suite of procedure solutions to deliver a robotics platform that is flexible and scalable across joint arthroplasty indications. Built on 15+ years of clinical expertise and over 350,000 image-based surgery plans, CORIOGRAPH Pre-Operative Planning and Modeling Services is where the surgical journey begins. It is designed to optimize procedures and enable intraoperative efficiencies in conjunction with new RI.KNEE ROBOTICS 3.0 Software, which includes:

  • Image-agnostic registration functionality, including image-based and image-free offerings
  • Optimized knee offering with support for pre-cut tensioning with the CORI Digital Tensioner for partial, total and revision knees

“The introduction of CORIOGRAPH Pre-Operative Planning and Modeling Services signals the next big step in personalized surgery and the evolution of our robotics ecosystem. This combined with the CORI Digital Tensioner will further advance efficiencies for robotic-assisted procedures,” said Mayank Shandil, SVP, Global Marketing – Reconstruction and Robotics at Smith+Nephew.

To learn more about the CORI Surgical System and Smith+Nephew’s digital surgery applications across a range of joint arthroplasty indications, please visit

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  1. Matsumoto T, Nakano N, Hayashi S, et al. Prosthetic orientation, limb alignment, and soft tissue balance with bi-cruciate stabilized total knee arthroplasty: a comparison between the handheld robot and conventional techniques. International Orthopaedics 2023;47(6):1473-80. doi: 10.1007/s00264-023-05737-6
  2. Crizer MP, Haffar A, Battenberg A, et al. Robotic Assistance in Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Results in Superior Early Functional Recovery and Is More Likely to Meet Patient Expectations. Advances in Orthopedics 2021;2021 doi: 10.1155/2021/4770960
  3. Negrín R, Duboy J, Iñiguez M, et al. Robotic-assisted vs conventional surgery in medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: a clinical and radiological study. Knee Surg Relat Res 2021;33(1):5. doi: 10.1186/s43019-021-00087-2 [published Online First: 2021/02/14]

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Smith+Nephew is a portfolio medical technology business focused on the repair, regeneration and replacement of soft and hard tissue. We exist to restore people’s bodies and their self-belief by using technology to take the limits off living. We call this purpose ‘Life Unlimited’. Our 18,000 employees deliver this mission every day, making a difference to patients’ lives through the excellence of our product portfolio, and the invention and application of new technologies across our three global business units of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & ENT and Advanced Wound Management.

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