The ATTUNE® Knee is a total primary knee system designed with the goal of addressing the clinical needs of patients, surgeons and hospital providers around the world. Extensive research and science has been included in the design to help improve functional outcomes for patients, performance for surgeons, and efficiency for providers.
The ATTUNE® Knee is one of the largest research and development projects in the history of DePuy Synthes and combines the latest in design, kinematics, engineering and materials to deliver stability and motion.
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DePuy Synthes is world renowned for its knowledge and development of successful knee replacement systems. Some of the iconic DePuy Synthes primary knees include the SIGMA® Knee System and the LCS™ Knee System. Total knee replacement surgery can be a highly successful procedure. However, it is also a complex procedure. Surgeons are faced with varying patient anatomies and difficult intra-operative decisions each time they enter the operating room (OR). At the same time, patients seek to return to the normal and active lifestyle they enjoyed prior to the onset of their joint disease.
Unfortunately, total knee patients are not always satisfied with their outcome and report differing levels of satisfaction following surgery. It is the goal of DePuy Synthes to design total knee systems that work with the surgeon to positively impact patient satisfaction.
To better understand what factors may lead to improved patient satisfaction, DePuy Synthes embarked on one of the largest research and development projects in its history. DePuy Synthes clinical heritage in knee replacement design is recognized in the industry. With this foundation in clinically proven design principles, the design team re-examined every aspect of knee implant and instrument design. A world class surgeon team was assembled and working relationships with leading research facilities were established to study areas such as kinematics, anthropometrics, polyethylene wear, and instrument design.
The following goals were established:
The patented ATTUNE GRADIUS Curve is designed with a gradually reducing femoral radius. This curve creates a smooth transition during knee bending and produces high stability of the knee by minimizing unnatural sliding of the femur on the tibia.View Animation
For the Posterior Stabilized design, the interaction between the cam and spine, the articular surface geometry, and the collateral ligaments is complex and essential to the function of the knee in deep flexion. The proprietary s-curve design of the SOFCAM Contact provides a smooth engagement for gradual femoral rollback and stability in flexion, while reducing the forces transferred to the tibial spine.4View Animation
Surgeons are able to match the femoral size to the insert size every time to achieve the highest conformity and optimized stability in early flexion. 5 The LOGICLOCK Tibial Base allows surgeons to use a tibial base that can be upsized or downsized two sizes versus the insert.View Animation
The patello-femoral interaction is one of the more challenging aspects of total knee arthroplasty. 6 The GLIDERIGHT Articulation encompasses a trochlear groove designed to accommodate patient variation and soft tissue interaction, and patella components designed to optimize patella tracking while maintaining bone coverage.View Animation
Clary CW. Wright A Kamoso Maletsky L The effect of patella medialization on patellofemoral kinematics after Total Knee replacements. Journal of Biomechanics. July 2012. 45 (Supplement 1). S374
To provide implant sizes that were reflective of the global patient population, DePuy Synthes collaborated with University College Dublin to conduct extensive anthropometric research. The ATTUNE® Knee Femoral Sizing Line was created to accommodate the global patient population and avoid mediolateral overhang.View Animation
The INTUITION Instruments were developed to deliver efficiencies for all stakeholders and an intuitive surgical process. Advanced composite materials and modular designs allow lighter instruments, less trials, and less instrument trays while providing intraoperative flexibility for the surgeon. 7
These innovative instruments work with the advancements in the implant design to help balance the soft tissues and precisely control the implant position and fit for each patient.Precise Control Animation
Analysis of Total Knee Replacement using the ATTUNE® Knee System in the National Joint Registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.
According to the UK NJR 3 year paper and study referenced in the link below, at 3 years the ATTUNE® Knee System performs as well as the SIGMA Knee System and as well as the class of cemented Total Knee Replacement.
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Is designed to aid in the management and ordering of DePuy Synthes inventory by utilising the barcodes printed on sterile and non-sterile product packaging.
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Care4Today® Orthopedic Solutions is an end-to-end technology-enabled patient pathway program build on the principles of enhanced recovery. The solution is built around a modular approach: Audit, Change Management, Patient Education, Digital Patient Engagement, and PROMs, where we design the best program to meet your needs elective hip and knee procedures.
Through this program we aim to deliver improved clinical outcomes, improved patient satisfaction and experience, and reduced costs.Care4Today Theatre Efficiency Programme
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Visitation Centres (VCs) are an established part of the DePuy Synthes Professional Education Pathway for Healthcare Professionals (HCPs). They provide the respective HCP with an opportunity to visit a recognized Key Opinion Leader (KOL) at their practice/centre of excellence in small groups of 2 – 4 HCPs. The objective of each VC is to enable the visiting HCP to have a better understanding of a specific technique/procedure that may have previously been introduced at a DePuy Synthes course or on-line at Do-Surgery.comwww.do-surgery.com/events
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