Smith & Nephew: Positive Study Results for JOURNEY II BACS Knee

By Julie A. Vetalice

Smith & Nephew reported new clinical outcomes for its flagship JOURNEY II BCS knee.

In a large, multi-center retrospective patient study, new clinical evidence represented positive mid-term survivorship results on 2,059 patients with JOURNEY II BCS implants, including:

  • ~1% of patients required major revision out to six years.
  • No major or minor revision of any patient four years or more post-op.
  • Five year revision rate that was reported as 3.6% compared to 4.1% for the cemented posterior stabilized (PS) class in the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR).
  • Statistically significantly better survivorship for patients under 55 when compared to the Australian registry class average for the same age group at six years. The revision rate was 3% at 5 years for males and 3.1% for females, compared to 7% for males and 6.9% for females reported by the AOANJRR for cemented PS total knee arthroplasty procedures.

JOURNEY II launched in late 2011 and has totaled >150,000 procedures globally.

Sources: Smith & Nephew; ORTHOWORLD, Inc.

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