Stryker's ShapeMatch Cutting Guides Receive FDA 510(k) ClearanceWritten by Laura Miller | May 24, 2011
Stryker Orthopaedics received FDA 510(k) Clearance for its ShapeMatch Cutting Guides for use with the company's Triathlon Total Knee System, according to a company news release.
The ShapeMatch Cutting Guidelines are designed for single use, manufactured from patient-specific three-dimensional imaging data derived from MRI or CT scans. The technology uses imaging software to develop customized preoperative surgical plans for each patient.
After reviewing and approving the surgical plan, the surgeon can use the cutting guides during the procedure. The ShapeMatch technology is only available for use with the Triathlon Knee.
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