Guangzhou, China - Suzhou MicroPort OrthoRecon Co., Ltd. ("MicroPort®OrthoRecon") recently attend the 2016 Annual Congress of Chinese Arthroplasty Society ("CAS2016") & the 4th Annual Meeting of Arthroplasty Society in Asia ("ASIA2016") held from September 2 to September 3 in Guangzhou of Guangdong Province. More than 3,000 domestic and international orthopedic experts and surgeons gathered in the congress to discuss the latest progress, innovative techniques, and hot issues in the orthopedic field.
During the congress, MicroPort®OrthoRecon hosted a satellite meeting focused on "Patient Satisfaction: the Application of Medial Pivot Knee," which attracted more than 200 orthopedic surgeons. Professor You Wang of Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital of Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine was invited as the Chairman of the satellite meeting. Professor Jianmin Feng of Ruijin Hospital of Jiao Tong University, and Professor Yuhua Jia of Qilu Hospital of Shandong University were invited as key note speakers with academic lectures of "the Design Concept of Medial Pivot Knee" and "the Surgical Technique of Medial Pivot Knee."
Professor Jianmin Feng introduced in detail the design concept of Medial-Pivot Knee to attendees. He pointed out that MicroPort®Medial Pivot Knee was launched in 1998 with almost 20 years of clinical history in the overseas markets. In 2010, EVOLUTION™ Medial-Pivot Knee System ("EVOLUTION™"), the second-generation of MicroPort®Medial Pivot total knee implant, was launched, featuring ball-in-socket articulation which enhances stability and allows the prosthesis to move and feel more like a normal knee, to provide better postoperative experience and improve patient satisfaction. Meanwhile, Professor Yuhua Jia explained the surgical technique of total knee arthroplasty ("TKA") with Medial Pivot Knee, in terms of bone resection skills and soft tissue balance skills.
In the section of "Varus Knee Treatment," Professor You Wang shared his experience in using Medial Pivot Knee to treat varus knee, a disease commonly seen in patients with osteoarthritis, and in the panel discussion of knee implant of the congress, he again explained how to help patients with varus knee by TKA using Medial Pivot Knee. He noted, the medial pivot design is perfect to treat varus knee, as the prosthesis with medial pivot design not only provides stability in the medial compartment but also produces greater range of motion through 15° arch-path located in the lateral compartment, with a femoral rollback profile similar to the natural knee. Professor Wang said, in his 10-year experience in using Medical Pivot Knee, both patient satisfaction and their life quality are improved compared to traditional knees.
EVOLUTION™ was built on over 16 years of excellent clinical history of ADVANCE®Medial-Pivot Knee System ("ADVANCE®"), the first-generation Medial Pivot Knee of MicroPort®, with more prosthesis systems to choose from, which offers ideal solutions to patients with orthopedic diseases. EVOLUTION™ was officially launched in the China market in 2015 and has been carried out clinical applications in several domestic hospitals. MicroPort®OrthoRecon will further diversify our product pipeline to improve patient satisfaction and promote our "Fast Recovery" Business.