CORI◊ Surgical System: The ultimate knee replacement experience
Today's medical technology has grown at an incredible rate. Just 50 years ago the knee replacement as we know it was in its infancy of development. Fast forward today, we have highly advanced robotic-assisted technology with minimal side-effects and maximum outcomes.
Enter the CORI◊ Surgical System by Smith+Nephew: combining the advantages of traditional methods with innovative new technology that minimizes the drawbacks to patients. This method allows for better planning and execution of the knee replacement surgery with greater accuracy than possible with traditional methods. There will be no need for CT scans, metal rods or pre-surgical MRIs. The Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group has partnered with Smith+Nephew to bring you the latest in handheld robotic technology for partial and total knee replacements.
Our goal is always patient comfort, satisfaction, and long-term successful outcomes. The CORI◊ Surgical System allows us to deliver on these goals and get you back to the activities you love!
How does it work?
The CORI◊ Surgical System will use a robotic scope to create a customized 3D digital model of your knee. This helps verify the correct size for the implant and creates a detailed surgical "map" for how your replacement will be placed. This technology serves as a replacement for the CT scan of your knee prior to surgery cutting down exposure to radiation.
Am I a candidate?
Do you have chronic knee pain? Meeting with one of our knee specialists will help determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
One of the most common reasons for knee pain is osteoarthritis, also known as "wear and tear" arthritis. Treatment often requires partial or full replacement surgery. While there's no cure for osteoarthritis, there are lots of treatment options, including both surgical and nonsurgical options. These include:
- Lifestyle changes that can include assisted weight loss or reducing high-impact activities
- Physician-prescribed low-impact exercises and physical therapy
- Medications to decrease swelling and provide temporary pain relief
- Surgical options, such as arthroscopic surgery, and partial and total knee replacement
How do I know if I need a partial or full knee replacement?
>> Partial knee replacement
This procedure is often used for early to mid-stage treatment of knee pain and damage. This knee implant includes replacing damaged knee area while keeping and supporting the tissue and ligaments that help stabilize the knee.
Placement is key for partial knee replacements to ensure proper alignment and balance of existing bone/cartilage in the joint. Smith+Nephew offers the only hand-held robotics-assisted system that helps design a surgical plan that allows you to keep as much of your healthy bone and cartilage as possible.
Traditional surgical techniques use mechanical cutting guides, instead of tailoring a surgical plan that's unique to you.
>> Total knee replacement
Typically the total knee replacement is used for advanced stage knee pain and damage. The entire knee joint is replaced.
The CORI System uses a robotics-assisted, handheld device - which allows for a greater degree of accuracy and planning for a precise and comfortable surgical outcome.
Often, traditional surgical techniques still use rods and older methodology.
How can I request a consultation?
If you're interested in learning more about CORI◊ and if this would be a good solution to your knee pain, you can request a consultation with one of our knee specialists at Columbia Orthopedic Group. No referrals needed to schedule with our clinic or surgical center.