June 5, 2014, at 7:00 PM EDT
Watch a LIVE surgical webcast featuring the Smith & Nephew JOURNEY™ II Cruciate Retaining (CR) Knee System with VISIONAIRE™ Cutting Blocks. Mark Schinsky, MD, of Castle Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, will perform the procedure live from Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL. Jimmy Chow, MD, of St. Lukes Medical Center in Phoeniz, AZ, will moderate throughout the knee replacement.
For orthopaedic surgeons seeking treatment solutions beyond traditional knee replacements, the JOURNEY™ II CR Knee delivers Function, Motion and Durability through PHYSIOLOGICAL MATCHING Technology.
Unlike other cutting blocks that use alternate methods of alignment, VISIONAIRE™ blocks are aligned to the mechanical axis of the knee, the gold standard. Without this orientation to the mechanical axis, components may not achieve optimal performance. Using your patient’s MRI and X-Ray, Smith & Nephew creates customized cutting blocks that will eliminate up to 22 surgical steps from your surgical procedure. With multiple implant options our patient-matched cutting blocks utilize the mechanical axis for alignment, potentially leading to greater implant longevity.
The LIVE webcast begins at 7:00 PM EDT (6:00 PM CDT) on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions, which the surgeons will answer live during the procedure.