OtisMed Corporation Release: Study Published in Orthopedics Finds New Custom-Fit Technique Addresses Shortcomings of Current Total Knee Replacement Techniques
9/25/2008 8:55:43 AM
ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a study published this month in the peer-reviewed journal Orthopedics, a new custom-fit approach to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) showed positive results at three-months post-surgery and reliably aligned the knee – showing that this approach may address the shortcomings of conventional and computer-assisted techniques. In the study, custom-fit (OtisKnee®) assisted TKA had no adverse events, a short operative time, a high return of function and motion, high patient satisfaction at one month and three months follow-up, and repeatable alignment. Forty-eight consecutive patients were included in this study, the first peer-reviewed study to report on intra-operative use of custom-fit guides to restore the natural alignment of a patient's knee.