Surgical Spotlight: The Smith & Nephew JOURNEY™ II Cruciate Retaining Knee Replacement with VISIONAIRE™ Cutting Guides

By Business Wire,  May 29, 2014, 03:30:00 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 7:00 PM EDT, Smith & Nephew will broadcast a LIVE surgical webcast featuring the Smith & Nephew JOURNEY II Cruciate Retaining (CR) Knee System with VISIONAIRE Patient Matched Technology. Orthopedic surgeons Mark F. Schinsky, MD, of Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Ill., and Jimmy Chow, MD, of St. Luke's Medical Center in Phoenix Ariz., will demonstrate and discuss the benefits of the Smith & Nephew PHYSIOLOGICAL MATCHING™ Technology for surgeons seeking treatment solutions beyond traditional knee replacements.

The LIVE webcast will showcase the Smith & Nephew patient matched VISIONAIRE. VISIONAIRE Technology provides surgeons a personalized plan created for each patient's specific anatomy and designed with the surgeon's specific inputs.

Viewers are invited to interact with the surgeons live by sending their questions directly to the OR during the surgery.

The JOURNEY II CR knee is the first PCL-sparing total knee replacement designed to provide normal kinematics and increased patient satisfaction through PHYSIOLOGICAL MATCHING Technology. This innovative approach to implant development uses the company's LIFEMOD human simulation software to analyze the bone, ligament and muscle forces that impact the knee and account for those forces within the design of an implant intended to help restore anatomic shapes and normal motion.

This is the second of a series of three live surgeries featuring JOURNEY II BCS knee and JOURNEY II CR knee. A third surgery will feature JOURNEY II BCS knee and highlight Smith & Nephew's special gap balancing tool.

For more information about the webcast visit To learn more about this procedure and other orthopaedic conditions visit

About Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve people's lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic ReconstructionAdvanced Wound Management,Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has around 11,000 employees and a presence in more than 90 countries. Annual sales in 2013 were more than $4.3 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE: SN, NYSE:SNN).

For more information about Smith & Nephew, please visit our corporate website www.smith-nephew.comfollow @SmithNephewplc on Twitter or visit SmithNephewplc on

About BroadcastMed, Inc.

BroadcastMed, Inc. is a digital medical broadcasting company. We help the World's leading hospitals, medical device and medical education companies create and distribute trusted educational content to physicians, allied healthcare professionals and patients. Our clients rely on us to deliver measurable results by expanding their reach through the BroadcastMed Network. The Network includes affiliated broadcast channels which feature educational content from some of the World's top hospitals and physician experts. Also among the BroadcastMed Network affiliates is, a leading digital destination for physicians. For more information, visit

Source: BroadcastMed, Inc.

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