OrthoPilot® History

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OrthoPilot® Elite is based on innovative technology and 20 years of experience. That combination takes standards of surgical precision to a new level.

1994

  • First experiments on kinematic navigation at University of Grenoble, Prof. Saragaglia et al.

1996-1999

  • Developments and multi-center study for the  European Union (EU) project IGOS (Image Guided Orthopaedic Surgery)

1997

  • First clinical use by Prof. Saragaglia, Grenoble
  • First publication by F. Leitner, F. Picard, R. Minfelde, H.-J. Schulz, P. Cinquin, D. Saragaglia on cinematic navigation: "Computer-Assisted Knee Total Surgical Replacement"

1999

  • The OrthoPilot® System receives its CE marking
  • Market introduction OrthoPilot® TKA 2.0
  • Market introduction OrthoPilot® FS010

2001

  • FDA approval – First CT-free navigation system in the US

2002

  • Market introduction OrthoPilot® FS100

2006

  • PMDA Approval – First CT-free navigation system in Japan Market
  • Market introduction OrthoPilot® ACL 2.1

2008

2010

  • Market introduction OrthoPilot® UKA 4.3

2012

  • Market introduction OrthoPilot® Ultrasound
  • Market introduction OrthoPilot® TKA 4.4
  • Market introduction OrthoPilot® TKA stem
  • Market introduction OrthoPilot® THA ACA
  • Market introduction OrthoPilot® THA light

2015

  • Market introduction TKA 5.1

2019

  • Market introduction OrthoPilot® Elite
  • Market introduction TKA 6.0
  • Market introduction Multitool
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