The system is a highly personalized approach to partial knee arthroplasty through a modular, two tray configuration. It works by introducing a lateral specific tibia baseplate and an increased size range for femoral components and medial tibia baseplates to optimize the bone coverage in the medial and lateral compartments in the knee.
“The updated instrumentation presented by the Journey II Unicompartmental Knee System, paired with the increased range in implant sizes and a lateral specific baseplate, makes it easy to reproducibly perform well-balanced medial and lateral unicompartmental arthroplasties,” an orthopedic doctor at Rush University Medical Center Tad Gerlinger said in a news release.
Smith & Nephew’s Journey II UK two-tray footprint could also offer healthcare providers an increased value in a comprehensive solution unicompartmental procedures.
“Our Journey II Unicompartmental Knee System brings a much-needed solution to the partial knee space. Our customers want it because partial knees enable faster recovery and improved functionality for their patients,” Smith & Nephew orthopedics president Skip Kiil said. “Adding to these benefits, Journey II UK is also designed to deliver high patient satisfaction.”
The system is now available in North America and Europe for partial knee applications.