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Total Joint Orthopedics and THINK Surgical Announce Collaboration to Enhance Total Knee Replacement Procedures

SALT LAKE CITY and FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Total Joint Orthopedics (TJO) announced today a new collaboration with THINK Surgical®, Inc., an advanced orthopedic robot technology company based in Fremont, CA. Under the terms of the agreement, THINK Surgical will develop software allowing TJO’s Klassic® Knee System to be implanted using THINK’s TSolution One® Total Knee Application and both companies will co-market the solution upon 510(k) clearance to use the Klassic®Knee System with the TSolution One Total Knee Application.

“We are excited to partner with THINK Surgical to provide surgeons with additional technological solutions to implant TJO’s Klassic® Knee,” said Erin Hofmann, CEO of Total Joint Orthopedics. “As part of our evolution of technology, this partnership expands our portfolio of open source planning, navigation, and robotic options available to joint surgeons across the United States.”

Total Joint Orthopedics’ Klassic® Knee System incorporates an innate efficiency and intuitive instrumentation to save sterilization cost and turnover time. Launched in 2013, the Klassic®Knee System’s modern, universal knee design restores natural kinematic function. Accompanied by TJO’s unmatched Klassic ONE® instrumentation, the Klassic®Knee allows simplicity and ease of use with only one tray needed for up to 90% of cases (100% may be performed with two trays).

“THINK Surgical looks forward to the addition of TJO’s Klassic® Knee Systemto our open implant library, providing surgeons another choice in the treatment of patients with end-stage knee arthritis,” said Jay Yang, acting CEO of THINK Surgical, Inc. “Much like the advanced technology offered by TJO, THINK Surgical’s TSolution One Total Knee Application, which features an active robot, is taking orthopedic surgery further in providing consistency and dimensional accuracy in total joint replacement procedures.”

The TSolution One Total Knee Application combines two exclusive innovations to advance total joint replacement surgery. The system consists of TPLAN®, a 3D pre-surgical planning workstation and TCAT®, an active robot. The pre-surgical planning allows the surgeon to design and prepare, in a virtual environment, the patient’s unique joint replacement plan using a choice of implant options. The active robot aids the surgeon in executing the preoperative plan with precise control, performing hands-free cutting of the bone for precise placement of the implant.

Total Joint Orthopedics (TJO) is a medical device company focused on giving back and making everyone’s day better by pushing the boundaries in orthopedics. Using human-centered design, we have crafted our approach – Efficiency by Design® – as the cornerstone that positions us to be the leader in helping orthopedic providers address the shifting healthcare landscape.

TJO’s flagship Klassic® Knee and Klassic HD® Hip replacement systems feature modern implant innovations that require a maximum of three instrument trays. These systems improve operating room efficiency, relieve unnecessary burden on surgical staff, and bring down the overall cost of healthcare. Since TJO’s founding in 2009, we have donated one joint for every ten we sell to Operation Walk. To learn more, please visit tjoinc.com.

THINK Surgical, Inc. is committed to the future of orthopedic surgery and to improving patient care through the development of leading-edge precision technology. THINK Surgical, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets active robotics for hip and knee replacement surgery and maintains an open implant library, allowing surgeons maximum choice for their patients. For more information, please visit www.thinksurgical.com.

Contact: Tony Troncale
Total Joint Orthopedics, Inc.
Phone: 571.439.0296
Email: ttroncale@tjoinc.com

Contact: Sheri Hensley
THINK Surgical, Inc.
Phone: 510.602.0951
Email: shensley@thinksurgical.com

SOURCE THINK Surgical, Inc.

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Chris J. Stewart

Chris currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Surgio Health as well as COO at Ortho Spine Partners. Chris has close to 20 years of healthcare management experience with an infinity to improve healthcare delivery through the development and implementation of innovative solutions that solve real problems that result in improved efficiencies, reduction of unnecessary financial & clinical variation, and help drive better patient outcomes. Previously, Chris was assistant vice president and business unit leader for HPG/HCA. He has presented at numerous healthcare forums on topics that include disruptive innovation, physician engagement, shifting reimbursement models, cost per clinical episode and the future of supply chain delivery.

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