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March 17, 2021

MicroPort sees increased adoption of Kinematic Alignment for knee system

MicroPort Orthopedics has announced that it witnessed increased adoption of its Kinematic Alignment (KA) approach for the Evolution Medial-Pivot knee system to improve patient outcomes.

MicroPort Orthopedics has announced that it witnessed increased adoption of its Kinematic Alignment (KA) approach for the Evolution Medial-Pivot knee system to improve patient outcomes.

The KA technique replicates the natural alignment of a patient’s pre-disease knee joint.

A surgeon can make bone cuts using specialised instrumentation depending on each individual patient’s pre-diseased state. This reduces the need to change soft tissue structures of the patient such as ligaments and potentially results in a more minimally invasive approach.

MicroPort noted that most of the traditional knee replacement surgeries use mechanical alignment, which focuses on a perpendicular tibial resection, non-anatomic distal, posterior femoral cuts and ligament releases, for proper placement of the knee implant.

However, the natural state of a patient’s pre-arthritic knee made using this approach account for roughly 2.2% of the population.

The combination of the new alignment technique with Evolution Medial-Pivot Knee represents the latest in complete knee replacement technology and improves potential patient satisfaction and outcomes.

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MicroPort Orthopedics president Benny Hagag said: “The adoption of this advanced surgical technique allows our medial-pivot surgeons to combine the benefits of medial-pivot kinematics and stability with a kinematic approach designed to individualise knee implantation to best suit each patient.

“By putting the knee exactly where it was pre-disease, in its natural position, the Kinematic Alignment approach has shown in clinical studies to improve both patient satisfaction and motion range.”

Launched in 1998, the MicroPort Medial-Pivot knee system features a medial-pivoting, ball-in-socket design and provides improved stability and restoration of natural motion.

The combination of medial-pivot design and the latest alignment technique technology allows for a more patient-specific, anatomic total knee replacement that results in higher patient satisfaction.

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