The KneeReviver unloads the damaged knee joint by putting the knee joint surfaces on a short distance. With this temporary unloading treatment the knee joint tissues regenerate.
Patients diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, not responding to conservative therapy, probably already indicated for a knee replacement, under the age of 65 years old.
This unloading treatment is studied in medical research groups for > 10 years, resulting in knee joint preservation, decrease of pain, increase of function, and postponing a knee replacement.
Postponing the need for total knee replacement,
avoiding complex revision surgery
- Consists of 2 tubes placed on both sides of the knee
- Is fixated to the bone by eight bone pins
- Unloads the knee joint by creating space between the joint surfaces
- It is allowed to bear weight during treatment, however it is not possible to bend the knee
The Knee Reviver is developed by ArthroSave, in collaboration with orthopaedic surgeons, researchers and patients. It is the only device with intended use for knee joint distraction.
Knee joint distraction is a joint preserving
surgical treatment with use of the KneeReviver
Raymond Rijs about his knee distraction
I was the first patient in the world to have this surgery
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16 August 2022
ArthroSave attends the AGA congress in Vienna
The AGA is Europe’s largest society for arthroscopy. The “AGA – SOCIETY FOR ARTHROSCOPY AND JOINT SURGERY” is Europe’s largest specialist society for arthroscopy with currently more than 5,600 members.
Founded in Zurich in 1983 as the AGA German-speaking working group for arthroscopy as an association of visionary, German-speaking surgeons and orthopedists with the aim of establishing and further developing arthroscopy as a new, minimally invasive procedure.
This year we will attend with our own stand. The event will be in Vienna from September 15-17, 2022.
17 May 2022
ArthroSave in LoaD consortium Erasmus MC
Osteoarthritis is a painful, debilitating joint disease that affects millions of people and for which there is no curative treatment. Patients are encouraged to keep moving, but the optimal joint load for the individual patient is not known. In the LoaD project, researchers from medical centers, technical universities, universities of applied sciences and companies are working together to investigate what a healthy load is for a patient with knee osteoarthritis and how patients can be guided to exercise healthly.
Budget: 10 million euros co-funded by companies and social partners such as sports associations and patient associations.
The consortium is led by Erasmus MC and consists of over 30 partner organisations.