Shanghai, China – Recently, MicroPort® Orthopedics invited Dr. Warwich Bruce of Concord Clinical School of the University of Sydney for China-Australia Medical Pivot Knee Seminar held in Guangzhou, Guiyang, Wendeng, Shenyang, Shanghai and Hangzhou. Dr. Warwich Bruce introduced the design rational and application of the medial pivot knee to Chinese surgeons from the First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guizhou Province People's Hospital, the Wendeng Osteopath Hospital, Liaoning Province People's Hospital, Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University and the Yuhang branch of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine.
As an Australian hip and knee orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Warwick Bruce worked on the study and application of medial pivot knee for two decades. He shared his understanding of the design concept and application of MicroPort® orthopedics medial pivot knee with Chinese orthopedic surgeons.
The seminar consists of two parts. In the first part, Dr. Warwick Bruce reviewed four bar link theory, a mainstream theory in the 70s, and history of the total knee implants. He pointed out that MicroPort®'s medial pivot is an innovative duplicate of natural knee based on the theory of human motion anatomy by citing a large number of theory studies and clinical data. In the second part, Dr. Warwick Bruce performed a surgery in Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University to treat a patient with genu valgum and introduced the actual application of medial pivot knee in the total knee arthroplasty. The surgery was live broadcasted by Internet and attracted nearly 600 people to watch. The success of the surgery showed that medial pivot knee can not only be applied to gen varum patients but also genu valgum patients.
MicroPort® Orthopedics Medial Pivot Knee was launched in the US in 1998 with around 20 years' clinical history. Up to date, nearly 550,000 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 with patients noting a great sense of stability and comfort during regular activities. The Journal of Arthroplasty has published a retrospective, comparative study that evaluated patient satisfaction after TKA using the MicroPort® Orthopedics' Evolution® Medial-Pivot Knee System and a posterior-stabilized ("PS") knee system. The study showed that patients who underwent the MP-TKA scored significantly better on the Forgotten Joint Score ("FJS") than those who underwent the PS-TKA, particularly with regard to deep knee flexion and stability of the prosthesis.
MicroPort® Orthopedics Medial Pivot Knee is gaining higher recognition among surgeons and patients due to its unique design. This workshop aims to provide a professional academic platform for overseas orthopedic experts. In the future, MicroPort® Orthopedics will invite more overseas experts to come to China for academic exchange, and jointly push the development of knee replacement, to provide more safe and effective medical solutions to improve patients' life quality.