Shanghai, China – In partnership with the medical education platform allinmd.cn, Suzhou MicroPort OrthoRecon Co., Ltd. ("MicroPort® OrthoRecon") recently live broadcasted an online medical education course: "Who are the Most Qualified to Define the Outcome of a Total Knee Arthroplasty ("TKA") – the Surgeon or the Patient?", which is the first course in the series of "Integrity in Motion – TKA Surgical Technique with Medial Pivot Knee Application."
In the online course, the faulty of Professor Haishan Wu from Shanghai KeyCare Hospital, Professor Yunsu Chen from Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital, and Professor Zhihong Liu from Rui Jin Hospital of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, explained the application of medial pivot knee in TKA in a live debate, with over 600 orthopedic surgeons watched on that day. On one side of the debate is Professor Zhihong Liu who says "the Doctor is the Most Qualified to Define the Outcome of a TKA," and on the other side is Professor Yunsu Chen who says "the Patient is the Most Qualified." They argued for their viewpoint in terms of pain management, postoperative weakness, insufficient muscle strength, surgical incision, prosthesis selection, deep vein thrombosis, and infection risks. Afterwards, Professor Haishan Wu, the host guest in the debate, gave professional reviews of the argument.
In the end of the course, the three professors reached to an agreement in the evaluation criteria of a TKA, and pointed out that with the popularization and development of the TKA techniques and the demands of patients for higher life quality, the level of patient satisfaction has become an increasingly important criterion to evaluate the surgical outcome. They said, patients' highest satisfaction is also what the surgeons are endeavoring to achieve. They hope surgeons to focus on improving patients' postoperative recovery, the range of motion and muscle strength with better prosthesis and surgical techniques, so as to enhance patients' life quality and make China's TKA technique reach international standard.
This online course is the first in the series of "Integrity in Motion – TKA Surgical Technique with Medial Pivot Knee Application," and also the warm-up for the Clinical Follow-up of Medial Pivot Knee System. The Clinical Follow-up is designed to evaluate how knee prosthesis impacts patient satisfaction after surgery through observing their postoperative recovery and life quality, which is expected to be the biggest of its kind in Asia and is estimated to start patient enrollment from 2017 with 30 famous domestic hospitals as the first participants.
In the future, MicroPort® OrthoRecon will continue to launch medical education events branded "Integrity in Motion," such as courses on medial pivot knee application, to provide a platform for surgeons to exchange ideas and find out solutions of clinical problems, so as to further promote the academic levels of China's orthopedic industry and improve patient satisfaction.