DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson: DePuy Synthes Companies Attune Knee Intuition | DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson
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The Joint Reconstruction Attune Total Knee system from DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is a surgical replacement knee that came out of one of the company’s largest research and development projects. This system includes Intuition Instrumentation that combines the surgical process with efficient instruments so surgeons can balance the soft tissue and control the implant’s position and fit for each patient. Attune Intuition also creates efficiencies from start to finish.
Using the pillars of design clarity, precise control, and efficiency, the Attune Intuition Instrumentation has colored touch points and high contrast markings. Surgeons have precise control over the knee replacement implant. Design features like red actuators, high contrast markings and quick set/release functions mean surgeons spend time spent finding instruments. This reduces the number of assembly steps during surgery, and decreases the amount of effort and energy required by the entire operating room team.
Through its innovative design, the Attune Intuition reduced the number of instruments required to implant the Attune Knee by 36% compared to competitor SIGMA HP instruments, according to the company. There was a reduction in the amount of packaging by 25% because fewer trays were needed to transport and store instruments. Two sheets of Surgical Blue Wrap per surgical procedure were also saved.
Less energy and water is used from start to finish during surgery with the Attune Intuition Instrumentation. The energy required for the cleaning and sterilization of instruments was 22% less than SIGMA HP instruments, using 55.7 MJ compared to SIGMA’s 71.2 MJ. The water required for the cleaning and sterilization of instruments was 25% less than its competitor, using 174 liters of water compared to 233.