Guangzhou, China – From June 1 to June 3, MicroPort® Orthopedics attended the Sixth Chinese Knee Society Conference ("CKS 2018") and displayed its Medial Pivot Knee System with unique design, which attracted wide attention from the attendees. The CKS 2018 was hosted by Chinese Medical Doctor Association and Chinese Association of Orthopedic Surgeons. Around 1,000 orthopedic surgeons were gathered in the congress to exchange ideas on the natural course of knee osteoarthritis, kinesiatrics, total knee/hip replacement, the application of smart instrument, and etc.
In the congress, MicroPort® Orthopedics hosted a satellite meeting on the design rationale and clinical application of medial pivot knee, and invited Professor Haishan Wu of Shanghai Ninth Hospital to give a lecture about "Patient Satisfaction – A Brief Analysis of the Design Rational of Medial Pivot Knee". Professor Wu explained in detail the importance of medial pivot design in restoring the natural knee structure based on the knee anatomy and the results of clinical studies. He said, the medial pivot knee design duplicates the movement of a natural knee and achieve the maximum restoration of the patient’s knee function. Afterwards, Professor Wu introduced MicroPort® Orthopedics’ EVOLUTION™ Medial Pivot Knee System, interpreted the application of the medial pivot philosophy in of knee prosthesis design, and demonstrated the excellent performance of medial pivot knee in terms of patient satisfaction, postoperative knee movement, prosthesis survivorship, and wear-limiting design. He said: "The Medial Pivot Knee is a very successful prosthesis. I love using this product because it truly can improve patient satisfaction."
MicroPort® Orthopedics Medial Pivot Knee was launched in the US in 1998 with around 20 years' clinical history. Up to date, nearly 600,000 Medial Pivot Knees have been implanted globally. Several long-term studies have proved the advantages of medial pivot knee in total knee arthroplasty ("TKA"). The Knee has published a study evaluating long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of the Medial-Pivot Knee System. The results demonstrate excellent clinical outcomes for both satisfaction (95%) and survivorship (98.8%) at 17 years. In the CKS 2018, MicroPort® Orthopedics staff enhanced the communication with physicians in the hope of keeping improving its products based on their clinical needs, and thereby to build a brand reflecting "the Patient Always Comes First".
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