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The Impact of Preoperative Patient Education on Clinical Outcomes

A 2017 study published in the Current Reviews on Musculoskeletal Medicine stated that patient education prior to joint replacement surgery has been shown to decrease anxiety, improve post-operative pain control, provide more realistic expectations of surgery, and increase the patient’s understanding of their surgery.

The Power of Data Collection

With 35 collection sites across the United States and Europe, the Equinoxe database includes information on demographics, comorbidities, implant specifics, 7 PROMs, ROM, radiographic data, and complications—all using standardized forms—for more than 10,000 shoulder cases. This multi-center collection using standardized forms creates the volume of evidence needed to produce the necessary statistical power for accurate analysis of the data.

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Total Knee Arthroplasty with CAOS Augmentation

A recent technology added CAOS augmentation to conventional mechanical instruments, removing the need for significant instrument relearning. The system has been shown to have a minimal learning curve and offers good usability and has been demonstrated to be non-disruptive to the surgical flow during its early adoption, reported by a subjective survey of users.

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CAOS TKA Provides Improved Functional Outcomes Compared to Conventional TKA

Computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery (CAOS) has been shown to offer a clear advantage regarding surgical accuracy in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with a body of research studies demonstrating a significant reduction of alignment outliers compared to conventional TKA instrumentation. However, conflicted data exists in the literature for a consensus regarding the advantage of CAOS technology in clinical outcomes or satisfaction rates for the patient.

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