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Safety and Feasibility of a KineSpring Knee System for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis: A Case Series.

Hayes DA, Waller CS, Li CS, Vannabouathong C, Sprague S, Bhandari M - Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord (2015)

Bottom Line: Pain and functional problems associated with OA improved with treatment using the KineSpring System.Furthermore, these improvements were seen over the course of five years.The findings of this study show the KineSpring System as a promising intervention for early-onset OA and warrant further investigation regarding its effectiveness.

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Affiliation: Brisbane Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center, Brisbane, Australia.

ABSTRACT
The treatment gap between conservative management and total knee arthroplasty may leave patients with moderate cases of knee osteoarthritis (OA) without an ideal treatment option. The KineSpring(®) Knee Implant System may be a viable treatment option to fill the treatment gap for patients with knee OA who are not willing or inappropriate candidates for total knee arthroplasty, yet do not demonstrate relief with conservative treatments. This current paper reports a series of patients who received the KineSpring System and were followed for five years. Twelve patients were included in the case series. All 12 patients were diagnosed with symptomatic OA of the medial compartment of the knee. Pain and functional problems associated with OA improved with treatment using the KineSpring System. Furthermore, these improvements were seen over the course of five years. The findings of this study show the KineSpring System as a promising intervention for early-onset OA and warrant further investigation regarding its effectiveness.

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f1-cmamd-8-2015-047: KineSpring System Implant. Reproduced with permission from Moximed.

Mentions: Each of the 12 patients received the KineSpring System (Moximed Inc.), which is a load-bypassing knee support system. Two contoured base plates are fixed using bone screws: one plate on the femur and one on the tibia. A link absorber piece connects the two pieces over the knee joint.18 The KineSpring System does not alter the joint directly, but rather, functions extracapsularly by partially absorbing the load across the joint. Consequently, the implant preserves natural kinematics (Fig. 1).


Safety and Feasibility of a KineSpring Knee System for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis: A Case Series.

Hayes DA, Waller CS, Li CS, Vannabouathong C, Sprague S, Bhandari M - Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord (2015)

KineSpring System Implant. Reproduced with permission from Moximed.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f1-cmamd-8-2015-047: KineSpring System Implant. Reproduced with permission from Moximed.
Mentions: Each of the 12 patients received the KineSpring System (Moximed Inc.), which is a load-bypassing knee support system. Two contoured base plates are fixed using bone screws: one plate on the femur and one on the tibia. A link absorber piece connects the two pieces over the knee joint.18 The KineSpring System does not alter the joint directly, but rather, functions extracapsularly by partially absorbing the load across the joint. Consequently, the implant preserves natural kinematics (Fig. 1).

Bottom Line: Pain and functional problems associated with OA improved with treatment using the KineSpring System.Furthermore, these improvements were seen over the course of five years.The findings of this study show the KineSpring System as a promising intervention for early-onset OA and warrant further investigation regarding its effectiveness.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Brisbane Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center, Brisbane, Australia.

ABSTRACT
The treatment gap between conservative management and total knee arthroplasty may leave patients with moderate cases of knee osteoarthritis (OA) without an ideal treatment option. The KineSpring(®) Knee Implant System may be a viable treatment option to fill the treatment gap for patients with knee OA who are not willing or inappropriate candidates for total knee arthroplasty, yet do not demonstrate relief with conservative treatments. This current paper reports a series of patients who received the KineSpring System and were followed for five years. Twelve patients were included in the case series. All 12 patients were diagnosed with symptomatic OA of the medial compartment of the knee. Pain and functional problems associated with OA improved with treatment using the KineSpring System. Furthermore, these improvements were seen over the course of five years. The findings of this study show the KineSpring System as a promising intervention for early-onset OA and warrant further investigation regarding its effectiveness.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus