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Kinamed CarboJet Study: Tourniquetless TKR May Decrease Pain, Opiod Use -

Kinamed, developer of the CarboJet® CO2 Bone Preparation system, announced publication of a clinical study examining its use in traditional tourniquet vs. tourniquetless total knee replacement (TKR). Results indicate that female patients in the no-tourniquet/CarboJet group experienced significantly less post-op pain and consumed fewer opioids vs. those in the tourniquet group. CarboJet is designed to use medical-grade compressed carbon dioxide gas to remove lipids/fatty marrow elements, blood and saline from the bone surface prior to cement application. This helps support appropriate penetration of the cement to avoid aseptic implant loosening, a common failure of the TKR procedure. (Kinamed, 12/11/18)