ent survey conducted by Opinion Research Corporation on behalf of Biomet, 68 percent of people over the age of 45 indicated they currently experience joint pain, and 42 percent said that it affected everyday aspects of their life, such as interactions with friends and family, their job or keeping up their home. When asked about the future, more than three-fourths of those respondents think they are likely to develop severe joint pain as they get older, and 61 percent are at least somewhat concerned this will affect their quality of life over time.
Biomet is the first orthopedic implant company to provide surgeons the tools to create custom femoral and tibial positioning guides for use in total knee replacement. While it is a relatively new option, nearly one-third of respondents would feel much more positive about joint replacement surgery if it utilized the MRI technology and personal positioning guides.
The Signature(TM) system allows for procedures that are more efficient and less-invasive(1). Additionally, surgeons benefit from the Signature. system or guides because it assists in aligning the joint implant. According to a survey of orthopedic surgeons, 88 percent identified alignment as the most important factor in a successful total knee replacement surgery.
The Signature(TM) Personalized Patient Care System is the result of a collaborative partnership between Biomet, Inc. and Materialise of Leuven, Belgium.
The consumer survey was conducted by Opinion Research Corporation (ORC) of Princeton, N.J., January 23-26, 2009. The survey consisted of telephone interviews with a randomly selected sample of 728 adults over the age of 45 using ORC's omnibus Caravan service. The margin of error for the total sample is +/- 3.6 percentage points, at the 95 percent confidence level.
The survey of 200 orthopedic surgeons was conducted online by ORC from January 26-February 4, 2009 using a larPage: 1 2 3 Related medicine news :1
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