Smith+Nephew & leading HealthTech – Proximie – partner to deliver advanced robotics surgery training

Two British healthcare companies united: rolling out Smith+Nephew’s orthopaedics, robotics & sports medicine solutionsPartnership launched in the UK, Ireland and NORDICS.

Proximie, the global health technology platform digitally connecting operating rooms, announces a pilot partnership with Smith+Nephew.

The partnership – which is running in select centres in the UK, Ireland and NORDICS – enables more surgeons to be trained to carry out procedures, and contribute towards improved patient outcomes.

Surgeons such as Mr Simon Jennings are using Proximie to demonstrate Smith+Nephew’s next-generation handheld robotics platform, the CORI™ Surgical System. The Proximie solution can be used to record surgery, which allows Mr Jennings’ fellow surgeons to review and learn from the procedure. By sharing knowledge and expertise, patient outcomes for similar surgeries can be improved while reducing the need for in-person training to use the CORI system.

A recent patient of Mr Jennings, Peter Hatcher, underwent robotic orthopaedic surgery for a partial knee arthroplasty with CORI. Performed at Spire Bushey Hospital in London, UK, the use of CORI may reduce post-surgery recovery time.2,3 CORI digitally augments the surgeon’s ability to measure, plan and perform knee surgery – individualised to the patient’s anatomy – potentially improving outcomes in total and partial knee arthroplasty. 4,5

Mr Hatcher noted that: “A knee replacement is an intimidating surgery to have, given the inevitable effect on your day-to-day life and long recovery period. I definitely felt much safer with the process being recorded, while the added prospects of significantly reduced recovery time, and aiding future surgeries, are reassuring and inspiring.”

Proximie has also started work at the Smith+Nephew’s Academy London in Watford, Hertfordshire – the first commercial surgical training facility in Europe to be accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Within the Smith+Nephew Academy London biolabs, the Proximie solution allows experts to educate up to 50 surgeons at a time to use advanced techniques across orthopaedics, robotics and sports medicine categories, even when surgeons are unable to physically visit the Academy.

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