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BioniCare Knee System (VQ OrthoCare) for treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Healthcare Technology Brief Publication Dates. 2011
Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis. OA affects > 27 million individuals in the United States, generally aged > 45 years; approximately 9 million have knee OA. OA is one of the five leading causes of physical disability, morbidity, and social isolation in older men and women in the community. Deterioration of the joint structure and function not only reduces the quality of life and mobility but also significantly impacts the economy in terms of healthcare costs and lost productivity. Standard treatments for knee OA include medications, physical therapy, and, if severe, total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to replace the affected joint.
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Humans; Osteoarthritis, Knee
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HAYES, Inc., 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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