DePuy Synthes has unveiled its ATTUNE® Revision Knee System to the US market at the 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
While knee replacement is widely recognized as one of the most common and successful surgical procedures, approximately five percent of patients will require a revision surgery 10 years after the initial procedure for a variety of reasons. Revision surgeries can create complexities particularly in cases where large bone defects present reconstruction and fixation challenges. The ATTUNE Revision Knee System aims to address some of those challenges through improved kinematics, fixation and patient fit. With both fixed-bearing and rotating platform options, it is one of the most comprehensive revision knee systems available on the market today.
The ATTUNE® Revision Knee System is designed to complement the ATTUNE Primary Knee System and provide surgeons with a comprehensive solution for knee replacement, says the company.
In a large, multi-center study, the ATTUNE Primary Knee System demonstrated improved outcomes across a broad range of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) compared to certain existing knee brands at one-year minimum follow-up. The same technologies that helped deliver these outcomes are also incorporated in the ATTUNE Revision Knee System, helping to address overall patient satisfaction.
“The ATTUNE Revision Knee System provides the implant options I need to treat a variety of patient anatomies including more metaphyseal sleeve sizes, offset adaptors, stems and fixation choices,” said Dr. Douglas Dennis, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Denver, CO and consultant to DePuy Synthes. “The ATTUNE Revision Knee System incorporates the advantages of the ATTUNE Primary Knee System such as AOX™ Polyethylene, enhanced locking mechanisms and improved kinematics via the ATTUNE GRADIUS™ Curve condylar geometry.”
“The ATTUNE Revision Knee System introduces a new chapter in the ATTUNE Knee story,” said Rajit Kamal, Vice President and Global Platform Leader, Knees, DePuy Synthes. “With six years of successful clinical history and more than 575,000 ATTUNE Primary Knees implanted worldwide, the new ATTUNE Revision Knee System allows us to bring proprietary technologies of the ATTUNE Knee System to more patients around the world.”
Source: DePuy Synthes