Based on our research in the medial abrasion syndrome and our expericnce in performing the ACRFP (arthroscopic cartilage regeneration facilitating procedure), we inaugurated the comprehensive Knee Health Promotion Option, KHPO, in 2007. Physicians in orthopaedics, family medicine, rheumatology, rehabilitation and their nurses are welcome to join us to provide care to sufferers of knee OA.
Unlike the well-known traditional treatments, the KHPO places its emphasis on:
Report card for the Knee Health Promotion Option
Overall, 94.1 percent of our patients have been satisfied with the KHPO
After one year, 511 patients with 844 affected knees (97.9%) remained enrolled in the study. The mean age of these patients at the time of surgery was 64 years (SD: 10). Subjective assessment was satisfactory in 794 (94.1%) knees. Six-hundred-and-fifty-seven knees (77.8%) of 379 patients received an arthroscopic cartilage regeneration facilitating procedure (ACRFP), 71 knees (8.4%) of 70 patients received unicompartmental arthroplasty (UKA), and 116 knees (13.8%) of 116 patients received total knee arthroplasty (TKA). For the arthroplasty group, the subjective assessment was satisfactory in 187 knees (100%). For the ACRFP group, the subjective assessment was satisfactory in 607 knees (92.4%). In the ACRFP group, the satisfactory rate was 91.2% for 228 stage II knees, 93.6% for 327 stage III knees, and 91.2% for 102 stage IV knees. Three knees in the stage IV group had converted to arthroplasy after the minimum follow-up of one year.