People’s Daily Online reported yesterday that China’s first one-in-all hip and knee joint surgical robot system “Kunwu” (锟铻) had been unveiled in the southern boomtown of Shenzhen.
Kunwu, developed by Yuanhua Orthobotix (骨圣元化机器人), a Shenzhen-headquartered company making orthopedic surgical robot, is committed to assisting doctors in performing procedures such as knee, hip and ankle joint implant and also for the treatment of spinal injury and bone fracture.
The system, which comes with self-developed navigation technologies, software and other core components, is nicknamed an “all-rounder” for it is able to perform all types of orthopedic procedures — the first of its kind designed by a Chinese manufacturer.
cnrobopedia reported earlier that Yuanhua landed the certificate from China’s top drug administrator to market its surgical robot system catering to hip and knee operations in early March.
The reports by People’s Daily Online suggest that Kunwu has proven its safety and efficacy, after passing the parallel comparative clinical tests during 346 surgeries at eight clinical centers nationwide.
In December last year, it completed the first commercial installation at West China Chunxi Hospital of Sichuan University.
At home, Yuanhua Orthobotix finds itself up against opponents such as MicroPort (微创医疗, HK: 0853), Tinavi (天智航, 688277.SH), Wego (维高集团) and Rossum Robot (罗森博特).