SPRI Publishes New Study on Delaying the Need for a Total Knee Replacement with an Arthroscopic Approach Known as The Package
Jan 31, 2013
The Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI), a world leader in orthopaedic and sports medicine research, recently published a study on the use of arthroscopic treatment of advanced osteoarthritis to delay the need for total knee replacement. The study evaluated the ten-year survival of knees with moderate to severe arthritis treated with a systematic arthroscopic approach developed by Dr. Richard Steadman known as the “Package”. Dr. Steadman, who led the study, is the Managing Partner/Founder of The Steadman Clinic, and Founder of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. He is also known for pioneering other orthopaedic treatments such as microfracture.
According to Karen Briggs, SPRI’s Director of Center for Outcomes-Based Orthopaedic Research, “The study shows the patients were very satisfied with the results. People who can put knee replacement off for two years are very happy, and when you get into three, four, five and beyond, they're even more relieved.”