Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc, has announced the launch of
computer software designed to significantly enhance the field of
computer-assisted knee replacement surgery. The Ci Essential Knee System is
computers software that provides surgeons with a three-dimensional view of the
knee joint to help accurately align implants during knee replacement surgery.
“The goal of the Ci Essential Knee software design is to
increase operating room efficiency, decrease planning time for the surgeon
during surgery, and make the software easier to use for the surgeon and the
surgeon’s staff,” said Manish Gupta knee product director, DePuy.
The demand for knee replacements growing rapidly. It is
estimated that the number of primary total hip replacements will increase by 673
percent to 3.48 million in 2030. This is due in part to the growing number of
baby boomers with osteoarthritis and the rise in obesity among the population.
The Ci Essential Knee System offers screens and menus that
were created after extensive observation of surgeons actually using computers in
the operating room. The resulting system is designed to be intuitive and easier
to use, and allows the surgeon to adjust the program according to personal
preferences in surgical approach.
(Ref: The Chronicle Pharmabiz dated November 22, 2007)