Revolutionizing Patient Care: Smith+Nephew and medudoc join forces to revolutionize digital patient education in robot-assisted orthopaedic surgeries, paving the way for global expansion


In the realm of orthopaedic surgeries, advancements in technology are continuously transforming the way procedures are performed and patients are cared for. One such breakthrough is the integration of robotics, which has revolutionized the precision and accuracy of surgical interventions. To complement this cutting-edge approach, medudoc has joined forces with Smith+Nephew, a pioneer in medical equipment manufacturing and technology. Together, they are spearheading a groundbreaking collaboration to revolutionize patient education in robot-assisted orthopaedic surgeries, focusing specifically on Smith+Nephew's CORI Surgical System.

This collaboration for the German market serves as a blueprint for international expansion, showcasing the successful integration of digital patient education in robot-assisted orthopaedic surgeries and setting a precedent for delivering enhanced care to S+N clients worldwide. By leveraging their combined expertise and innovative solutions, the partnership establishes a scalable model that can be replicated across international markets.

Unveiling the CORI System: Precision and Accuracy Redefined

At the heart of this collaboration lies the CORI Surgical System, a remarkable robotic technology developed by Smith+Nephew. This state-of-the-art system enables the surgeon to achieve even more accurate placement of the knee joint replacement, striking the perfect balance between stability and high mobility of the knee. By leveraging robotic assistance, the procedure becomes bone-sparing and minimizes trauma to the surrounding soft tissues of the knee. The precise positioning of the prosthesis further anticipates a longer lifespan for the knee joint replacement.

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Abb1: Using computer assistance, the CORI system captures the individual shape and movement of the patient's knee joint, creating a three-dimensional model. This enables surgeons to determine the precise size and positioning for the new joint, ensuring a customized approach tailored to each patient's unique anatomy.


Enhancing Patient Education: The Power of medudoc's Digital Solution

With the CORI Surgical System as a foundation, medudoc brings its expertise in digital patient education to the table. Leveraging innovative content creation methods, medudoc has developed a range of educational materials to empower patients and support their understanding of robot-assisted orthopaedic procedures. Among these resources are personalised animated videos, that provide a detailed explanation of the surgical process, from the precise removal of damaged bone tissue to the placement of the knee joint replacement using the CORI system. Patients can now gain a deeper insight into the procedure, comprehend the benefits of robotic assistance, and understand the potential for improved outcomes.


Empowering Patients, Improving Outcomes

The collaboration between medudoc and Smith+Nephew aims to empower patients through comprehensive education and enhance their overall surgical experience. By providing clear and personalized information about robot-assisted orthopaedic surgeries, patients can make well-informed decisions and actively participate in their own healthcare journey.

Moreover, the advanced patient education facilitated by this collaboration is expected to lead to improved patient outcomes. By fostering a better understanding of the procedure and ensuring adherence to post-operative care instructions, patient-reported experience measures (PREMs) and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are anticipated to show positive impacts.


Inspired by our promise “Life unlimited”, our aim at Smith + Nephew is to build a portfolio of innovative digital solutions around our leading medical techologies that create value for physicians and patients alike. medudoc is the perfect partner for us since it provides easily accessible and highly customized patient education and as such enhances patient engagement and improves the delivery of high-quality patient care. We are looking forward to taking the next steps together with medudoc and to jointly driving change for the benefit of patients and health care providers in orthopedic surgery.
Dr Sabine Roettger, Managing Director S+N Germany


Looking Ahead: Transforming Orthopedic Surgery Education

In a leap forward, Smith+Nephew is extending an exclusive invitation to their clinic clients in the DACH region to offer medudoc’s video education and informed consent for robot-assisted orthopedic surgeries. By integrating the videos into the clinical workflows, medudoc and S+N aim to

  • enhance the patient experience,
  • improve patient outcomes,
  • and increase adherence to pre-operative and post-operative instructions.

As the videos enter the testing phase, valuable insights and feedback will be gathered from healthcare professionals and patients alike. This collaborative approach ensures that the educational content can be refined and optimized to meet the specific needs and preferences of the individuals it serves. By actively engaging with the medical community and patients, S+N and medudoc are committed to continuous improvement and the delivery of the highest standard of care.

In a rapidly evolving world of groundbreaking technological advancements, we strongly advocate for including patients in their treatment journey and empowering them to have an active role in decision-making. With medudoc's digital education products, we ensure that the technical revolutions developed at Smith+Nephew are complemented by a patient-centred approach and a comprehensive communication strategy.


"We are thrilled to partner with Smith+Nephew in revolutionizing patient education in robot-assisted orthopaedic surgeries. By combining our digital expertise with Smith & Nephew's cutting-edge technology, we aim to empower patients and transform their healthcare experience. Our shared vision is to deliver the highest standard of care and improve patient outcomes."

Mona Ciotta, Co-Founder and Managing Partner medudoc


The collaboration between medudoc and Smith+Nephew marks a significant milestone in the evolution of patient education in robot-assisted orthopaedic surgeries. The collaboration not only enhances patient education but also paves the way for improved patient outcomes. By equipping patients with the knowledge and resources they need, adherence to post-operative care instructions can be significantly increased.




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