A Promising Custom Implant for Bicompartmental Knee OA

    Bicompartmental arthroplasty has historically had high revision rates, often due to tibial loosening or patellar clunk.

    Early experience with a new 1-piece custom implant for bicompartmental arthroplasty suggests it has the potential to improve outcomes and reduce the number revisions, according to a study by Thomas Minas, MD, and colleagues from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

    Reporting early results at the 2nd Annual Pan Pacific Orthopaedic Congress, Dr. Minas said 91% of patients rated their results as good to excellent and 82% rated their pain level as 0 to 3 on the VAS scale. At 30 months after surgery, none of the implants had failed.

    Click the image above to hear Dr. Minas describe the study and its findings.

    Producer and Director: Michael Szuch; Post Production: Mike Bugera


    Minas T, Bryant T, Gomoll A. Bicompartmental Arthroplasty with a One Pieced Customized Device: Early Experience and Patient Outcomes. Presented at the 2nd Annual Pan Pacific Orthopaedic Congress, July 22-25, 2015, Kona, Hawaii.