Doctor Surgeon showing patient shoulder range of motion

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.

Unique to the Vantage fixed-bearing total ankle system is the locking clip technology that secures the polyethylene to the tibial tray.

A New Perspective in Total Ankle Arthroplasty

As a group, arguably we have unparalleled clinical and research experience with TAA. Each of us has formulated potential improvements to the existing body of knowledge of TAA and has had some hand in the improvement of existing total ankle systems or development of potential new systems.

Additive Manufacturing Technology for Orthopaedic Implants

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a process that creates a three-dimensional object by building successive layers of raw material, such as metal, plastic, tissue scaffolds, concrete and even food.

image of ExactechGPS in background with rendering of knee being operated on using ExactechGPS for Knee

Why Computer-Assisted Surgery Now?

In an era where technological developments have led to greater and simplified communications, better products and generally lower overall costs inmost activities we participate in, it remains puzzling that the use of technologically advanced tools to provide improved feedback to surgeons has not found widespread use.