Navigation Links
Total Knee Replacement May Be Delayed by Up To Ten Years with an Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Treatment Known as the “Package”
Date:1/31/2013

Vail, Colorado (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

The Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI), a world leader in orthopedic and sports medicine research, has recently published a study on the use of arthroscopic treatment of advanced osteoarthritis to delay the need for total knee replacement. Dr. Richard Steadman, well known for pioneering orthopedic treatments such as microfracture, led the groundbreaking study.

The study evaluated the ten-year survival of knees with moderate to severe arthritis treated with a systematic arthroscopic approach developed by Dr. Steadman known as the “Package”. The package combines several procedures to address pain generators in the knee and increase the volume in the knee to provide more motion. The results of this study confirmed that the procedure extended the life of the native knee for up to a decade in some patients before they needed to take more drastic measures for treating osteoarthritis.

This study, titled "Ten-Year Survivorship after Knee Arthroscopy in Patients with Kellgren-Lawrence Grade 3 and Grade 4 Osteoarthritis of the Knee," is significant because it found that patients who received the Package treatment could maintain an average activity level and participate in recreational sports. Patients in this study wanted to avoid total knee replacement to retain their activity level and delay knee replacement surgery.

Patients were aware that the Package is a treatment for reducing symptoms and delaying knee replacement and not a cure for arthritis. Although there’s some controversy with arthroscopy in older patients with advanced osteoarthritis, many patients in the study delayed knee replacement while enjoying a high quality of life and maintaining satisfactory activity levels.

“The study shows the patients were very satisfied with the results. People who can put knee replacement off for two years are very happy, and when you get into three, four, five and beyond, they're even more relieved,” says Karen Briggs, SPRI’s Director of Center for Outcomes-Based Orthopaedic Research.

After active patients younger than 60 exhaust conservative treatments, they often have total knee replacement, the predictable surgical treatment for moderate to severe osteoarthritis. However, this option isn’t ideal for all patients, especially those under 60 or those who wish to return to an average activity level or sport.

Studies suggest that only 20 percent of patients receiving total knee replacement can return to higher-impact sports. Some surveys, like the one from The Knee Society, recommend against any high impact activity such as tennis, soccer, jogging, basketball or climbing.

The Steadman Philippon Research Institute study included 81 knees in 73 patients (male and female) who underwent knee arthroscopy for symptomatic and advanced osteoarthritis. All participants initially tried conservative measures for treating their arthritic knees, none of which relieved their symptoms. As part of the study, individuals went through the steps and techniques of the comprehensive arthroscopic Package procedure. The treatment also includes a very defined rehabilitation program, also developed by Dr. Steadman. The keys of rehabilitation program include maintaining patellar mobility and overall knee motion.

While not every participant in the study saw the same results, most showed positive outcomes that support the Package as a viable option for patients who want to delay total knee replacement. Scientists concluded that the mean survival time after arthroscopic treatment of osteoarthritis with a de?ned rehabilitation protocol was 6.8 years and that 40 percent of the study group delayed total knee replacement for a minimum of 10 years.

For more information about this study, please visit http://www.sprivail.org.

About The Steadman Philippon Research Institute
The Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) is dedicated to keeping people of all ages physically active through orthopaedic research and education in arthritis, healing, rehabilitation, and injury prevention. Founded in 1988 by orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Richard Steadman as the Steadman Sports Medicine Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable organization has influenced the practice of orthopedics worldwide. Based in Vail, Colorado, it has become one of the most published organizations in sports medicine research and education.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/DelayTotalKneeReplacement/ArthroscopicKneeSurgery/prweb10379477.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. University of Kentucky Medical Center Transplants States 1st SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Patient
2. Top 10 “Best Children’s Hospitals” Include 3 Pediatric Centers Offering SynCardia Total Artificial Heart
3. ORNL wins 9 R&D 100s, bringing total to 173
4. Slovenias 1st Total Artificial Heart Patient Discharged from UMC Ljubljana Using the Freedom® Portable Driver
5. Biotechnology guaranteed US$ 100 K to average Brazilian corn growers in four years, according to ABRASEM
6. The Medzilla Employment Report for December, 2012: Unemployment Drops to Lowest Rate in 4 Years; Experts Predict Unprecedented Growth in Healthcare IT
7. Cardinal Logistics Management Transports Dry Ice to Save Years of Medical Research at NYU
8. Stem Cell Pioneer Recognized for 20 Years of Discovery and Innovation
9. First Effective Treatment For Traumatic Brain Injury Reported by Institute of Neurological Recovery, Even Years After Injury
10. WuXi PharmaTech Named a Top Ten Outsourcing Enterprise in China for Five Consecutive Years
11. Expanded Findings for FirstMarks Completed Clinical Study for Predicting Near-Term (2-3 Years) MI
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Researchers at the ... commonly-identified miRNAs in people with peritoneal or pleural mesothelioma. Their findings are the subject ... it now. , Diagnostic biomarkers are signposts in the blood, lung fluid or ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Mass. , June 23, 2016   ... development of novel compounds designed to target cancer ... napabucasin, has been granted Orphan Drug Designation from ... the treatment of gastric cancer, including gastroesophageal junction ... stemness inhibitor designed to inhibit cancer stemness pathways ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has ... Association to serve as their official health care ... Willowbrook will provide sponsorship support, athletic training services, ... coaches, volunteers, athletes and families. "We ... Association and to bring Houston Methodist quality services ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June, 23, 2016  The Biodesign Challenge (BDC), ... new ways to harness living systems and biotechnology, announced ... (MoMA) in New York City . ... participating students, showcased projects at MoMA,s Celeste Bartos Theater ... Antonelli , MoMA,s senior curator of architecture and design, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/28/2016)... April 28, 2016 First quarter 2016:   ... 966% compared with the first quarter of 2015 The ... 589.1 M (loss: 18.8) and the operating margin was 40% (-13) ... Cash flow from operations was SEK 249.9 M (21.2) ... guidance is unchanged, SEK 7,000-8,500 M. The operating margin ...
(Date:4/15/2016)... -- A new partnership announced today will help life ... a fraction of the time it takes today, ... insurance policies to consumers without requiring inconvenient and ... rapid testing (A1C, Cotinine and HIV) and higi,s ... pulse, BMI, and activity data) available at local ...
(Date:3/31/2016)... RATON, Florida , March 31, 2016 ... LEGX ) ("LegacyXChange" or the "Company") ... for potential users of its soon to be launched ... video ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyTLBzmZogV1y2D6bDkBX5g ) will also provide ... the use of DNA technology to an industry that ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):