I’m constantly asked by patients about new technology to avoid knee replacement surgery. This new device (the LIFT implant) is designed to reduce stress on the patellofemoral joint with a minimally invasive surgery. Currently, the surgical options for patients with cartilage wear or arthritis localized the the front of the knee ranges from cartilage transplants to osteotomies (bone-cutting surgery to realign the knee) to partial knee replacements. This new device has encouraging early results in a small European trial and I look forward to the FDA trial in the United States.
Read more about the completion of the two-year follow-up for the first in-human clinical trial of the LIFT Implant.