MicroPort Orthopedics fully launched its Kinematic Alignment (KA) approach for the Evolution® Medial-Pivot Knee system. The technique is designed to replicate the natural alignment of a patient’s pre-disease knee joint.
KA offers an alternative to mechanical alignment, and prioritizes femoral cuts to duplicate the native joint line.
“The adoption of this advanced surgical technique allows our medial-pivot surgeons to combine the benefits of medial-pivot kinematics and stability with a kinematic approach designed to individualize knee implantation to best suit each patient,” said Benny Hagag, President. “By putting the knee exactly where it was pre-disease, in its natural position, the Kinematic alignment approach has shown in clinical studies to improve both patient satisfaction and motion range.”
The original MicroPort® Medial-Pivot Knee System was launched in 1998. To date, more than 600,000 systems have been implanted worldwide.