DJO Global has launched the Movation, a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) system developed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The company licensed the technology and added a few features of its own to improve comfort and performance.
The system comes with a newly developed instrument set that was designed for easier and more efficient implantation.
More about the Movation from the announcement:
DJO Surgical licensed this patent for a classic PS Knee solution, and re-defined it with modern innovative features, including a constant axis femoral component, contoured insert condyles for reduced rotational stress, reduced and rounded trochlear transition, and anatomic femoral and baseplate components.
Movation merges decades of successful clinical PS knee history with modern active patient requirements. “Patients needing a knee replacement are approaching surgeons with more demanding activity requirements,” said Bryan Monroe, Senior Vice President and General Manager of DJO Surgical. “Our goal was to develop a knee system with features that we know have historically performed extremely well, but also incorporate assets that allow TKA patients to remain active, such as high flexion allowance, enhanced stability through flexion, and e-plus™ vitamin E polyethylene.”
Instrumentation to implant the Movation Knee was a key focus of the design team. Reducing the overall quantity of instruments and making the instrument flow efficient can contribute to a reduced surgery time, which benefits the patient, the surgeon, and the hospital. Simple quick connect handles, color coded buttons, and magnetic attachments contribute to the smooth flow and reliability of the procedure.