A 2016 study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery predicts total knee arthroplasties will witness a 673 percent boost by 2030.
Driven by such a significant projected boost of total knee procedures, surgeons are seeking innovative technology and techniques to save time, limit processing costs and enhance accuracy when performing these procedures as they transition to same-day surgery and outpatient settings.
Tyler Goldberg, MD: “We recently looked at 100 cases using the MyKnee Efficiency technique versus traditional technique utilizing a Sphere implant.[…] Our economic modeling projected a $1,189.10 per case savings when using the MyKnee Efficiency products. We further found a 25 minute per case improvement in case time. Additionally, the Efficiency instruments come pre-sterilized so the CSD is eliminated, which accounted for $700 per case considering the time and number of trays processed.”
Coleman Fowble, MD: “What you're doing is eliminating a lot of the costs of sterilization, and not only from the physical cost of sterilization but the labor costs of getting trays ready; the time component of money and physical cost of sterilization as well. Additionally, there is no cost for storage of the equipment.”
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