Zimmer Biomet Holdings, a global developer in musculoskeletal healthcare, is pleased to announce the 40th anniversary of the Oxford Partial Knee System, the most widely used and clinically proven partial knee replacement system in the world.
A partial knee replacement is a treatment for osteoarthritis in which one of the knee’s three compartments is replaced, whereas with total knee replacement, all three of the knee’s compartments are replaced. Studies have shown partial knee replacement patients have better range of motion, shorter hospital stays with a rapid recovery protocol and fewer and less severe complications, compared to total knee replacement patients.
“When the ligaments in the knee are present and can be preserved, a partial knee replacement is the optimal choice to restore joint function and normal mobility, while enhancing the speed and comfort of a patient’s recovery,” said Professor Andrew Price, MA D.Phil FRCS, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Professor of Musculoskeletal Science at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Oxford University, in the U.K.
Since its launch in 1976 in the U.K., the Oxford Partial Knee System has been used in more than 600,000 surgeries across 50 countries and featured in more than 280 published clinical studies. Zimmer Biomet trains more than 1,500 surgeons on the Oxford Partial Knee System each year, around the world.
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