New Milestone Achieved with OMNIBotics® Active Spacer
RAYNHAM, Mass. /PRNewswire/ — OMNIlife science, Inc. (“OMNI”), a privately-held, medical technology company targeting the $15 billion global hip and knee replacement device market, reported today that the positive clinical benefits of the OMNIBotics® Robotic Active Spacer continue to be reinforced by more than 1,000 successful procedures performed to date. Orthopaedic surgeons have been evaluating this revolutionary system that utilizes a miniature robot to ensure the ligaments will be “balanced” after the knee replacement.
A basic tenet of knee replacement is to balance the tension of the ligaments to ensure smoother knee function and better alignment. However, balancing frequently involves making small incisions in tighter ligaments to create equal ligament tension. The Active Spacer helps the surgeon position implants in anatomic alignment while maintaining ligament balance without having to incise ligaments. Early data on the use of the Active Spacer is showing a much higher rate of patient satisfaction at both three and six months’ post-surgery than what has been typically reported in the literature.
“We are pleased the benefits of OMNIBotics Active Spacer technology continue to be validated by multiple surgeons,” said Rick Epstein, CEO of OMNI. “Our OMNIBotics robotic-assisted technology guides the surgeon to the optimal implant position to achieve both mechanical alignment and balance, and each of the cuts are made with robotic precision. We believe a properly aligned and carefully balanced knee will result in optimized patient outcomes and it is exciting to be working with surgeons to advance the field of knee replacement with robotics.”
OMNIBotics with Active Spacer is the first and only robotic system to integrate ligament tension with bone alignment.
“I’ve been doing knee surgery for 25 years,” stated Jeffrey H. DeClaire, M.D. (DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopedic Institute, Rochester Hills, MI), “and I’ve always been very focused on balancing the knee, but there’s never been any way to measure and validate ligament balance and ligament tension in knee arthroplasty until the OMNIBotics Active Spacer. This is a real breakthrough because now I know that each total knee arthroplasty I perform is precisely balanced with consistency and reproducibility that significantly improves the accuracy of the procedure, in addition to facilitating improved patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.”
OMNI is a privately held company with a proprietary robotic platform, OMNIBotics®, which allows surgeons to conduct patient-specific total knee surgery designed to enhance patient satisfaction and reduce hospital costs. In addition, OMNI designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes a wide range of proprietary hip and knee implants and is focused on providing cutting edge technologies to transform outcomes in joint replacement surgery and enhance a surgeon’s ability to help patients live active and pain-free lives. For more information about OMNI, please visit www.omnils.com.
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