Pixee Medical has announced the commercial launch of its Knee+ AR computer-assisted orthopaedic solution in the US.

The new solution is claimed to be the first augmented reality (AR) guidance system developed for total knee arthroplasty.

It has been designed to help orthopaedic surgeons during knee arthroplasty surgeries by assisting with implant positioning through the use of augmented reality glasses, which calculate the 3D coordinates of instruments.

The patented platform uses proprietary software with a tracking system, which runs on off-the-shelf smart glasses without the need for capital equipment or disposables.

Last January, Knee+ was introduced in European and Australian markets.

The company stated that the new device is compatible with surgical hoods and also suitable for the needs of Ambulatory Surgical Centres (ASCs).

Pixee Medical founder and CEO Sébastien Henry said: “Since our first surgery in the USA, in Boston in October 2021, we have organised a successful round of surgeries on multiple clinical sites across the USA. We are now ready and confident to launch the product in the leading worldwide market for orthopaedics.

“Our solution is the only imageless and open platform for total knee surgery available in the US. We will be at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Meeting to meet with surgeons and finalise the organisation of our distribution channel.”

The company plans to update the Knee+ platform with new features, such as kinematic alignment, soft tissue balancing and data connectivity.

Other plans include expanding its portfolio with a total shoulder arthroplasty mixed reality product and an easy-to-use total hip arthroplasty cup orientation and leg length controlling AR tool.