On World Arthritis Day, as people around the globe continue to seek to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people with arthritis, Biomet celebrated a key milestone in helping patients overcome joint pain. 2011 marks the 35th anniversary of the Oxford® Partial Knee System, a product that has stood the test of time with compelling long-term clinical results.
“The clinical data on the Oxford Partial Knee’s long term clinical performance demonstrates the durability and outstanding functionality of a product developed more than three decades ago,”
Over the course of the Oxford® Partial Knee’s history, patients worldwide with knee arthritis have benefited from this breakthrough in orthopaedic medicine. “The clinical data on the Oxford Partial Knee’s long term clinical performance demonstrates the durability and outstanding functionality of a product developed more than three decades ago,” said Keith Berend, MD, Mount Carmel New Albany Surgical Hospital. “With a 20‐year success rate in excess of 91% the Oxford® Partial Knee provides surgeons and their patients the confidence they want and need in a replacement joint.
Developed by John Goodfellow, FRCS, and John O’Connor, PhD, at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, the Oxford® Partial Knee System was first implanted by Mr Goodfellow in 1976.
Over its 35 years of clinical use, the Oxford® Partial Knee System has demonstrated exceptional reliability with published success rates of 94% at 10 years and 91% at 20 years. It remains the only fully mobile-bearing knee system approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
The Oxford® Partial Knee uses a minimally invasive surgical technique that may potentially reduce blood loss and has been shown to allow patients a faster recovery. Surgeons are able to preserve and restore normal knee function and movement by replacing only the diseased compartment of the knee. The procedure removes approximately 75% less bone and cartilage when compared to a total knee replacement.
“Biomet is proud to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Oxford Partial Knee System” said John Serbousek, Group President of Biomet Orthopaedics. “As World Arthritis Day draws our attention to the growing impact of arthritis, it is gratifying to know that we offer a proven and widely used partial knee option for patients with medial arthritis.”