On October 11, Dr. David Scott presented to the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) in London, England.
Founded in 1988, the ISTA was created to bring together surgeons and technologists to spur new innovation and development of new technology and promote public awareness, education and research, in arthroplasty. Every year, abstracts are submitted for presentation and a board of experts select a small percentage. The conference is attended by orthopaedic surgeons, medical researchers, engineers, and implant industry representatives, among others.
Dr. Scott’s presentation, titled “Patient Satisfaction and Clinical Outcomes Are Better With a Medial-Stabilized Implant vs. a Posterior-Stabilized Implant,” compared the clinical results after total knee replacement with two different implants to determine whether one implant provided better results.
The results of this research finds that a medially-stabilized implant, which is an implant that more closely matches natural knee anatomy, appears to be preferred by total knee replacement patients, because it provides more natural function and improved outcomes, with better motion and less pain.
For Dr. Scott, presenting this research is important to his practice and patients.
“This sort of research can help to advance the state of the art in our field and help physicians and implant designers to provide better clinical results for patients.”
Dr. Scott travels and presents regularly. You can read more about his presentation to the AAOS Annual Meeting from April 2018 here.
Did you know we have a section on our website dedicated to research that is being undertaken at OSC? Check it out here.