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Do cost concerns prevent you using more cementless TKR?

Do cost concerns prevent you using more cementless TKR?

Cemented fixation has been considered the ‘gold’ standard in TKR until now1. Despite the potential advantages of cementless fixation, there has been a perception that the higher cost of cementless implants outweighs any benefit1. This paper shows that higher implant...

It’s all about optimisation

It’s all about optimisation

Employing an evidenced-based programme to optimise all aspects of a patient’s orthopaedic journey helped a UK hospital reduce length of stay for TKR from 3.9 days to 1.6 days, and increase operational capacity by 40%.5 The programme is designed to improve outcomes,...

Anatomic tibia improves pain and functional scores in TKR

Anatomic tibia improves pain and functional scores in TKR

Adverse knee pain has been reported in 10 to 34% of all TKRs. Up to 20% of those patients complain of more pain post-operatively than preoperatively. 1 In this study, thirty-three patients receiving a posterior stabilized knee with an anatomically shaped tibia were...

Personalized PKR proves clinical value in latest ODEP ratings

Personalized PKR proves clinical value in latest ODEP ratings

Evidence based medicine continues to be one of the key factors in the decision-making process when choosing an implant system. ODEP ratings provide a great basis and insight into the efficacy of implant systems across orthopaedics.  In addition to this, new variants...

Can a smartphone-based care platform rival traditional care models?

Can a smartphone-based care platform rival traditional care models?

This multi-centre prospective randomised control trial – presented as an e-poster at the AAHKS November 2020 – evaluated the use of the mymobility® smartphone-based care platform for primary total and partial knee replacement. 1 The control group consisting of 224...

Are tibial stem extensions preferred for obese patients?

Are tibial stem extensions preferred for obese patients?

The global prevalence of knee replacement surgery has significantly increased over the last decades and this trend is expected to continue in the coming years.1 During the same period, the prevalence of obesity has also dramatically increased.2 While the rise of...