DePuy Launches Software for Computer-Assisted Knee Surgery

November 8, 2007

DePuy Orthopaedics, a Johnson & Johnson company, has launched computer software designed to enhance computer-assisted knee replacement surgery.

The Ci Essential Knee System provides surgeons with a three-dimensional view of the knee joint to help accurately align implants during knee replacement surgery, the company said.

The software’s screens and menus were created after observation of surgeons 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.