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orthopedic surgery and biomechanical phenomena

February 12 @ 13:30 - 15:30

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease and a leading cause of chronic pain and disability. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most successful interventions which relieves the pain and restores the normal knee function, helping patients resume activities of daily living (ADL). However, knee replacement may fail over time for several reasons (e.g., wear, loosening, instability), and this results in a revision TKA, a complex procedure that requires extensive preoperative planning and surgeon’s experience to achieve good outcomes. An alternative and relatively new treatment for end-stage OA patients is Knee Joint Distraction (KJD).

This approach shows a high potential to improve the quality of life of patients by effectively postponing TKA and preventing revision surgery.  Is knee distraction a reliable treatment option for knee OA compared to the successful knee replacement surgery? How different knee biomechanical phenomena can affect treatment selection and outcomes?

  • Wednesday 12 February 2020
  • 13:30 – 15:30
  • Language: English
  • Location: The TechMed Centre, Technohal (Building 18) Auditorium Room: TL1133



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