With an increasing number of total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty procedures being performed in the United States, the rate of failure has also increased. In its annual report, the American Joint Replacement Registry listed infection as a leading cause of TKA and THA revisions from 2012 to 2016. Research has also shown failures due to periprosthetic joint infection are expected to increase at an annual rate of between 38,000 cases and 270,000 cases by the year 2030.
ConforMIS Announces Publication of Results published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Knee Surgery showing 100% of patients treated with iTotal CR achieve mechanical alignment in target range of +/- 3%
BILLERICA, Mass., Jan. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ConforMIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFMS), a medical technology company that offers joint replacement implants designed and manufactured to fit each patient’s unique anatomy, today announced the publication of a prospective study in The Journal of Knee Surgery, a peer-reviewed orthopedic journal,on December 14, 2017. The study investigated the ability of the iTotal CR Knee Replacement System restoring coronal plane mechanical axis alignment in a patient’s leg.
An Oak Ridge resident recently received a customized total knee implant, developed using a 3D printing technology. This medical advancement is changing the way doctors perform knee replacement surgeries.
One of the most contentious questions in nutrition science over the past decade has been whether older adults should be taking supplemental vitamin D and calcium. As the world's population ages and broken bones and fractures become even more of a public health concern, with huge social and economic consequences, researchers have been trying to make sense of conflicting studies on the association between supplements and fracture risk.
In a recently issued press release about a CMS final rule to remove total knee arthroplasty from the inpatient only list, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons said it agrees with the CMS’s claim that "the decision regarding the most appropriate care setting for a given surgical procedure is a complex medical judgement made by the physician based on the beneficiaries’ individual clinical needs and preferences."