Smith+Nephew has launched an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered RI.KNEE ROBOTICS v2.0 personalised planning software and RI.Insights data visualisation platform.

The UK-based medical technology company said that the two new products close the feedback loop for its robotics and digital surgery portfolio.

According to Smith+Nephew, the latest offerings convert data into contextual intelligence. This allows surgeons to monitor how the pre-operative surgical plans and intra-operative decision-making relate to postoperative results.

The launch of the new products is part of the firm’s ongoing AI initiative and continued investment in software as well as data solutions.

The RI.KNEE ROBOTICS v2.0 personalised planning product is intended to expand the capabilities of the Smith+Nephew’s CORI Surgical System.

Guided by RI.INSIGHTS data, the new product allows surgeons to set the initial implant placement within the total knee arthroplasty procedure. It can be based on AI-guided reference values and the planning preferences of the surgeon for specific implants and patient-specific deformities.

The medical technology company said that its AI-powered enhancements support customisable planning as per the surgeon’s preferences and patient anatomy during surgery.

Thorsten Seyler from Duke University said: “Advanced analytics combined with the CORI Surgical System will offer a new dimension in joint arthroplasty. It will allow for true personalisation when performing joint replacement procedures.”

The RI.INSIGHTS data visualisation platform enables surgeons to reference individual case performance. It also helps to benchmark data against an anonymised international database.

Smith+Nephew has designed the platform to easily connect patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) with pre-operative planning and intra-operative decisions in robotically-enabled knee replacements.

The platform is said to have surgeon-specific dashboards to help analyse procedure data like case times, resections and alignment, and ligament tensioning data from the CORI Digital Tensioner.

RI.INSIGHTS is intended to connect PROMs, visualise data, address familiar challenges with information access and utilisation, and convert surgical insights into actionable information.

Steven Nishiyama from Desert Orthopaedic Center said: “The ability to retrospectively and prospectively evaluate and characterise data, to do what is best for every patient is unique and something we have not been able to do before now.”