Smith & Nephew links with Medtronic for image-guided surgery
This article was originally published in Clinica
Smith & Nephew's orthopaedic division is to form a strategic alliance with Medtronic Surgical Navigation Technologies (Medtronic SNT) to sell Medtronic's image-guided fluoroscopic surgical navigation systems in orthopaedic trauma and total joint procedures. Medtronic retains sales in the spinal and neurological sectors, although analysts Morgan Stanley Dean Witter noted recently that sales in Medtronic's neurological division - half of which are made up of surgical navigation systems -were down 10% in the third quarter. The S&N deal is subject to final agreement by both sides.