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Navigation System Significantly Improves the Surgical Accuracy of Total Knee Replacement for Arthritis Patients
Date:2/13/2009

perienced orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Tang Wai Man and Dr. Wong Wai Kwok Jimmy, have recently joined our team."

Furthermore, HKSH recently introduced the application of navigation system in rotating-platform total knee replacement. "Rotating-platform knee prosthesis helps arthritis patients to regain more normal movement of the knee. When the knee rotates, more stress is placed on the joint. This may accelerate the aging of a knee implant," explained Dr. Tang Wai Man, Specialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology of the HKSH. "The rotating- platform knee implant is designed to accommodate these stresses and help to increase the implant's longevity." In fact, studies show that rotating- platform knees have been proven to reduce implant wear by 94% over traditional fixed-bearing knee implants.(3) And more than 97% of these implants are still in use even after 20 years.(4)

"With the newly expanded Physiotherapy Department, we hope to provide patients with more comprehensive post-operative rehabilitation services so as to help them to achieve the best rehabilitation result," added Dr. Wong Wai Kwok Jimmy, Specialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology at HKSH. "In celebration of the expansion of the Physiotherapy Department, the Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation will donate charitable surgeries to 5 arthritis patients who are in need for total knee replacement surgery."

The surgical costs of the total knee replacement surgeries will be donated by the Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation, and the required rotating-platform knee prostheses will be donated by Johnson & Johnson Medical. Priorities will be given to arthritis patients who are in the queue for total knee replacement surgery at hospitals under the Hospital Authority.

    References:

    1. Data on File, HKSH, 2008.
    2. CUHK survey. Available at
      http://www.cuhk.
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