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HSS: Shortened KOOS is Valid
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HSS: Shortened KOOS is Valid

Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. • Wed, March 22nd, 2017 It’s a no-brainer…anyone would prefer to answer 7 survey questions as opposed to 42. Hurray for the researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, who have confirmed that a seven-question patient survey on pain, function and quality of […]

Medacta International Expands Relationship With OREF to Advance Orthopedic Research and Innovation
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Medacta International Expands Relationship With OREF to Advance Orthopedic Research and Innovation

March 16, 2017 CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medacta International, the privately held, family-owned global leader in the design of innovative joint replacement and spine surgery products, today reaffirmed its partnership with the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) to advance new frontiers of orthopedic discovery. Effective immediately, and building upon their work together […]

Smith & Nephew previews NAVIO™ Robotics-assisted Total Knee Application at AAOS ahead of full market release in Q2 2017
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Smith & Nephew previews NAVIO™ Robotics-assisted Total Knee Application at AAOS ahead of full market release in Q2 2017

LONDON, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN), the global medical technology business, today announces the upcoming full market release of its NAVIO hand-held robotics-assisted total knee arthroplasty (TKA) system. Smith & Nephew will be hosting live hands-on demonstrations for surgeons at the 2017 Annual American Academy […]

New Report Demonstrates The Clinical And Economic Value Of The ATTUNE® Knee System In Today’s Value-Based Environment
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New Report Demonstrates The Clinical And Economic Value Of The ATTUNE® Knee System In Today’s Value-Based Environment

SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, DePuy Synthes*, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, released a new report, “Improving the Value of Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: the ATTUNE® Knee System,” that analyzes the ATTUNE Knee’s current clinical and economic data. The report concludes that in a […]

Exactech Announces Full Launch of Three Revision Systems and Expansion of Advanced Surgical Technologies at AAOS 2017
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Exactech Announces Full Launch of Three Revision Systems and Expansion of Advanced Surgical Technologies at AAOS 2017

March 14, 2017 GAINESVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exactech (Nasdaq: EXAC), a developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products and biologic solutions for extremities, knee and hip, announced today its lineup of products to be showcased at the company’s educational exhibit, Booth #1433, at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) […]

Stryker launches expensive Mako robot for knee replacement in cost-conscious era
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Stryker launches expensive Mako robot for knee replacement in cost-conscious era

By ARUNDHATI PARMAR – MedCity News As value-based care and bundled payments begin to take hold in the orthopedics industry and healthcare overall, Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Stryker is doing something counterintuitive. It is launching an expensive piece of equipment. Coinciding with the first day of the annual meeting of the American Academy […]

Nearly one-third of osteoarthritis-related costs incurred the year prior to knee replacement surgery are for non-recommended treatments
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Nearly one-third of osteoarthritis-related costs incurred the year prior to knee replacement surgery are for non-recommended treatments

SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In the year prior to total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, almost one-third of the costs for treatment of arthritis symptoms went toward strategies not recommended by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), according to new research presented today at the 2017 AAOS […]