Despite how much total knee arthroplasty has evolved over the last decade, one in five patient patients still report being unhappy with their knee replacement. Post-operatively, many patients complain of stiffness, loss in range of motion, knee joint instability and pain.1,23
A multicenter study involving 129 knee replacement patients showed a 98% patient satisfaction at three years after surgery among those whose knees were quantifiably balanced using VERASENSE. The VERASENSE group exhibited the highest reported satisfaction among contemporary technologic and manual surgical modalities for the same 3-year post-op interval. In comparative literature during the same post-op interval, 87% of unbalanced patients reported being “satisfied” to “very satisfied.”22
FORGOTTEN JOINT SCORE OF VERASENSE PATIENTS
Balanced patients reported being less aware of their joint replacement compared to unbalanced patients at six weeks and six months post-op. Patients with quantitatively balanced TKA have statistically significant higher Forgotten Joint Scores (FJS-12) than patients with unbalanced TKA based on six-week and six-month outcomes data (P<0.05).2-3
- Bourne RB, Chesworth B, Davis A, Mahomed N, Charron K. Comparing Patient Outcomes After THA and TKA: Is There a Difference? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2010;468(2):542-546.
- Golladay et al. (2018, October). Sensor-Assisted Balancing: Does the Surgeon Need the Extra Sense? Podium presentation, AOA, Perth.
- Gordon et al. (2018, October). Do Balanced Knees Perform Better Clinically? Podium presentation, ISTA, London.