Peer reviewed publications

Bibliography

 


 

Clinical Need

 

Arendt et al. Early knee osteoarthritis management should first address mechanical joint overload. Orthopedic Reviews 2014; 6:5188: 21–23.

 

Stiebel et al. Post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis in the young patient: therapeutic dilemmas and emerging technologies. Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine 2014:5 73–79.

 

Crawford et al. Conservative management of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a flawed strategy? Orthopedic Reviews 2013; 5:e2: 5–10.

 

Farr et al. Quality of Life in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Commentary on Nonsurgical and Surgical Treatments. The Open Orthopaedics Journal, 2013, 7, 620–624.

 

Li C, Karlsson J, et al. Orthopedic surgeons feel that there is a treatment gap in management of early OA: international survey. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2013. DOI 10.1007/s00167-013-2529-5.

 

Li C et al. Is the Treatment Gap in Knee Osteoarthritis Real? A Qualitative Study of Surgeons’ Perceptions. Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants 2013;23(2–3): 223–240.

 

Li C et al. Treatment Preferences of Patients with Early Knee Osteoarthritis: A Decision Board Analysis Assessing High Tibial Osteotomy versus the KineSpring® Knee Implant System. Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants 2013;23(2–3): 175–188.

 


 

Joint Unloading

 

Saltzman et al. Motion Versus Fixed Distraction of the Joint in the Treatment of Ankle Osteoarthritis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012;94:961–70.

 

Wiegant et al. Paper No. 102 • ORS 2011 Annual Meeting.

 

Intema et al. Subchondral bone remodeling is related to clinical improvement after joint distraction in the treatment of ankle osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 19 (2011) 668–675.

 

Nishino et al. Joint distraction and movement for repair of articular cartilage in a rabbit model with subsequent weight-bearing. J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 2010;92-B:1033–40.

 


 

Atlas System Clinical Data

 

Slynarski et al. Treating Early Knee Osteoarthritis with the Atlas Unicompartmental Knee System in a 26-Year-Old Ex-Professional Basketball Player: A Case Study. Case Reports in Orthopedics 2017:doi 10.1155/2017/5020619.

 


 

Atlas System Pre-Clinical Data

 

Hillstrom R et al. Contact Pressure and Force Analysis in the Medial Compartment of the Knee in Response to the Atlas Knee System. Poster: 63rd Annual Orthopedic Research Society Meeting, 2017, San Diego, California.

 

Morgan O et al. Length Change Sensitivity of the Atlas Knee System: A Novel Joint-Unloading Prosthesis for the Treatment of Medial Knee Osteoarthritis. Poster: 63rd Annual Orthopedic Research Society Meeting, 2017, San Diego, California.

 


 

KineSpring System Profile

 

London et al. Bridging the osteoarthritis treatment gap with the KineSpring Knee Implant System: early evidence in 100 patients with 1-year minimum follow-up. Orthopedic Research and Reviews 2013:5 65–73.

Clifford et al. The KineSpring® Knee Implant System: an implantable joint-unloading prosthesis for treatment of medial knee osteoarthritis. Medical Devices: Evidence and Research 2013:6 69–76.

 

Waller et al. Unload it: the key to the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2011) 19:1823–1829.

 


 

KineSpring System Clinical Data

 

Madonna et al. Use of the KineSpring System in the treatment of medial knee osteoarthritis: preliminary results. Joints 2015;(3):129–135.

 

Miller et al. Joint unloading implant modifies subchondral bone trabecular structure in medial knee osteoarthritis: 2-year outcomes of a pilot study using fractal signature analysis. Clinical Interventions in Aging 2015:10 351–357.

 

London et al. Midterm Outcomes and Predictors of Clinical Success With the KineSpring Knee Implant System. Clinical Medicine Insights: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013:6 19–28.

 

Farr et al. Prospective, Multi-Center, Pilot Study to Evaluate Symptom Relief in Patients with Medial Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) Treated with the KineSpring® Knee Implant for Load Reduction – The SOAR Protocol. Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants 2013;23(2–3): 161–173.

 

Hayes et al. Chapter 8 Unloading the Osteoarthritic Knee with the KineSpring System Surgical Technique and Early Clinical Results_ESSKA Best Practices.

 

Bowditch et al. Successful two-stage revision of a KineSpring® joint unloading implant: a case study. International Medical Case Reports Journal 2012:5 91–95.

 

Hayes et al. Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment with the KineSpring Knee Implant System: A Report of Two Cases. Case Reports in Orthopedics 2012, doi:10.1155/2012/297326.

 


 

KineSpring System Pre-Clinical Data

 

McNicholas et al. Device-length changes and implant function following surgical implantation of the KineSpring in cadaver knees. Medical Devices: Evidence and Research 2015:8 47–56.

 

Bode G et al. Comparison of the efficiency of an extra‑articular absorber system and high tibial osteotomy for unloading the medial knee compartment: an in vitro study. Knee Surg Sports Tramatol Arthrosc. 2016. DOI 10.1007/s00167-016-4358-9.

 

Allen et al. Evaluation of the Safety of a Novel Knee Load-Bypassing Device in a Sheep Model. Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012;94:77-84.

 


 

Health Economics

 

Li et al. Cost-Effectiveness of Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty, High Tibial Osteotomy, and KineSpring Knee Implant System for Unicompartmental Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants 2013;23(2–3): 189–198.

 

Marcacci et al. Cost-Effectiveness and Economic Impact of the KineSpring Knee Implant System in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis in Italy. Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants 2013;23(2–3): 211–222.

 

Hak et al. Cost-Effectiveness and Economic Impact of the KineSpring Knee Implant System in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis in the United Kingdom. Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants2013;23(2–3): 199–210.

 

Li et al. Cost-effectiveness and (German) economic impact of the KineSpring Knee Implant System in the treatment for knee osteoarthritis. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2013) 21:2629–2637.

 

Bhandari et al. Clinical and Economic Burden of Revision Knee Arthroplasty. Clinical Medicine Insights: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012:5 89–94.

 

London et al. Clinical and economic consequences of the treatment gap in knee osteoarthritis Management. Medical Hypotheses 76 (2011) 887–892.

 


 

Systematic Reviews

 

Li et al. Conservative Treatments, Surgical Treatments, and the KineSpring Knee Implant System for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review. Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants2013;23(2–3):105–149.