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Author: Dawgpac Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1416  
Subject: Re: Hospitals beginning to tout research results Date: 2/1/2013 10:55 AM
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Yes, it is definitely marketing for their services using data from two of the 2012 presentations (ISTA and Harvard).

"Clinical Research and Marketing — Efforts to build a strong base of clinical evidence for both partial knee and total hip MAKOplasty continue, with over 70 clinical studies currently in process.

During the third quarter, MAKOplasty was discussed in five presentations at the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) 2012 Meeting in Sydney, Australia and in three presentations at the Harvard Advances in Arthroplasty Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Two MAKOplasty presentations at these meetings were of particular significance. At ISTA, the two year survivorship data on MAKO's RESTORIS MCK onlay medial unicompartmental implant using the RIO system was presented. This four-site study reported on two year post implantation outcomes for 224 patients, and showed a 0.4% revision rate at two years for MCK implants using the RIO, as compared to revision rates for manually placed unicompartmental knees, which are documented at 4.0% in the Swedish and 4.9% in the Australian registries.

At the Harvard meeting, Dr. Henrik Malchau compared acetabular cup placement in 77 MAKOplasty THA cases done at four hospitals to the results presented by Callanan et al in the 2011 Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR) Charnley Award Paper. Based on 2D image evaluation of the post-op x-rays, 84% of the RIO cases were inside the Massachusetts General Hospital restricted safe zone compared to 47% reported in the CORR paper, while the 3D image evaluation of the data showed that 96% of the cases were within this restricted safe zone."
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