On the back of this collaborative effort, the team at Enztec were able to successfully deliver the Klassic One knee sets on budget and, to the delight of the TJO team, in time for their launch.
There were inevitable bumps in the road, like optimising unexpected interactions between parts, refining haptic mechanisms on instruments, and keeping everyone on the same page despite geographical differences. But through regular emails and video calls, these challenges were resolved efficiently and effectively.
Since the successful delivery of the first 50 sets of Klassic One knee instruments, minor adjustments and improvements have regularly been made, as feedback is received from surgeons. This process of refining, prototyping and manufacturing is an ongoing one, which Enztec and TJO continue to work on in unison.
TJO has also started to explore how they will bring the same efficiencies to their Total Hip Arthroplasty customers.
The delivery of this product range was an immense undertaking for all involved, but through great collaboration (and with great pride), Enztec were able to successfully deliver on every promise made to TJO regarding the Klassic One knee set. It was delivered on time, with care, and to the highest quality standards possible. The resulting product was the refined and efficient set that everyone had set out to create when first spending time together discussing the TJO’s goals and philosophies: that less is more, and that the procedures would be efficient by design.
Through this process, the Enztec team stayed true to its own goals. We aim to deliver a complete customer experience, and we did. We aim to add real value, and we did. We hoped to offer the most complete contract manufacturing service possible, and we did. Thanks to a close and completely transparent relationship, the project was a success for all involved, including those now using the resultant sets.
“We could not have achieved our goals for our Klassic ONEⓇ Instrumentation without a lot of help from Enztec. Their manufacturing is top-notch and we love working with them”
Erin Hofmann, President and CEO of Total Joint Orthopedics.