High patient interest in preserving anatomy and future treatment options
Increasing number of younger osteoarthritics who demand pain relief and possibility of return to high activity
Conquer the treatment gap between conservative care and late stage surgery (HTO, UKA, TKA)
Built on years of clinical experience with joint unloading, the UKU is specifically designed for patients wishing to preserve both their knee and their lifestyle.
First performed in the 1960’s, knee joint replacement has provided benefit for many patients, but active adults of the 21st century are demanding more from their implants. Recent studies show that younger or active patients experience higher reoperation rates and higher levels of residual pain and dissatisfaction after knee replacement.
Percentage of patients with residual symptoms
Irrespective of the type of implant, patients < 65 years of age have twice the risk of revision as compared with those > 75 4
Joint unloading is a proven therapy that has recently become more common as the need for alternatives to arthoplasty becomes more evident. Numerous treatments, including weight loss, braces, and implantable unloaders, have delivered pain relief to patients with knee OA. 5–12 Studies have shown that only a relatively small amount of unloading can provide significant benefit. The UKU unloads a clinically meaningful 13 kg.