The Impact of Preoperative Patient Education on Clinical Outcomes

A 2017 study published in the Current Reviews on Musculoskeletal Medicine stated that patient education prior to joint replacement surgery has been shown to decrease anxiety, improve post-operative pain control, provide more realistic expectations of surgery, and increase the patient’s understanding of their surgery.

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The Power of Data Collection

With 35 collection sites across the United States and Europe, the Equinoxe database includes information on demographics, comorbidities, implant specifics, 7 PROMs, ROM, radiographic data, and complications—all using standardized forms—for more than 10,000 shoulder cases. This multi-center collection using standardized forms creates the volume of evidence needed to produce the necessary statistical power for accurate analysis of the data.

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Multilevel Modeling of Resection Accuracy: Insights from 10,144 Clinical Cases using A Contemporary Computer-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty System (Abridged Version)

As a successful treatment for advanced inflammatory and degenerative knee arthritis, total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is projected to expand by 600% to more than three million cases annually by 2030. Associated with the exponential growth, an expected increase of revision TKA cases can be a substantial financial burden to both patients and society. Inaccurate surgical resections and the resultant malalignment are among the most common reasons for TKA failure.

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Total Knee Arthroplasty with CAOS Augmentation

A recent technology added CAOS augmentation to conventional mechanical instruments, removing the need for significant instrument relearning. The system has been shown to have a minimal learning curve and offers good usability and has been demonstrated to be non-disruptive to the surgical flow during its early adoption, reported by a subjective survey of users.

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CAOS TKA Provides Improved Functional Outcomes Compared to Conventional TKA

Computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery (CAOS) has been shown to offer a clear advantage regarding surgical accuracy in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with a body of research studies demonstrating a significant reduction of alignment outliers compared to conventional TKA instrumentation. However, conflicted data exists in the literature for a consensus regarding the advantage of CAOS technology in clinical outcomes or satisfaction rates for the patient.

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