WARSAW — Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc, a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, announced the 40th anniversary of the Oxford Partial Knee System.
A partial knee replacement is a treatment for osteoarthritis in which one of the knee’s three compartments is replaced, whereas with total knee replacement, all three of the knee’s compartments are replaced. Studies have shown partial knee replacement patients have better range of motion, shorter hospital stays with a rapid recovery protocol, and fewer and less severe complications, compared to total knee replacement patients.
“When the ligaments in the knee are present and can be preserved, a partial knee replacement is the optimal choice to restore joint function and normal mobility, while enhancing the speed and comfort of a patient’s recovery,” said Professor Andrew Price, MA D.Phil FRCS, consultant orthopedic surgeon and professor of musculoskeletal science at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Oxford University, United Kingdom. “The Oxford Partial Knee System has been integral to the hundreds of successful partial knee replacements I’ve performed over the last two decades, and has continued to evolve to yield better procedure outcomes for patients.”
Since its launch in 1976 in the UK, the Oxford Partial Knee System has been used in more than 600,000 surgeries across 50 countries and featured in more than 280 published clinical studies. Zimmer Biomet trains more than 1,500 surgeons on the Oxford partial knee system each year, around the world.
“Every eight minutes across the globe, a patient receives an Oxford Partial Knee, which is a testament to the expert design, trusted performance and unparalleled quality of this legacy implant,” said Bart Lagae, director of Zimmer Biomet partial knee reconstruction. “The advantages and benefits of partial knee replacement are well-documented, and we anticipate growing demand for the Oxford Partial Knee as we shift to outcome-based reimbursement models that acknowledge shorter recovery times, lower pain scores and greater overall patient satisfaction.”
Furthermore, every Oxford partial knee comes with the only lifetime partial knee implant replacement warranty in the U.S.
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