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The Future of Knee Replacement Has Arrived at SCOI


In Sweden, Australia, and Europe, at least 20% of total knee replacement patients are dissatisfied with their knees. This research comes from multiple large studies conducted by the National Registries. The most common causes of dissatisfaction are alignment and balance issues.

“Accelerometer based alignment has allowed me to correct within 1 to 2 degrees of overall alignment (see pre and post-op x-rays below),” says Dr. Marc J. Friedman, orthopedic surgeon at Southern California Orthopedic Institute.

To fix these issues, the knee doctors at Southern California Orthopedic Institute have begun using new computer-based technology during total knee replacement procedures.

Varus KneePhotoPre-opPost-op
Valgus KneePhotoPre-opPost-op

This technology involves an innovative device called the ORTHOSENSOR™, in which after the appropriate alignment cuts are made, the computer-based sensor device can quantify in pounds the amount of force seen across the lateral and medial aspects of the knee.

The knee is put through a range of motion from 0 to 120 degrees, and if there is any imbalance, adjustments are made. Since utilizing these combined techniques, the results for knee replacement procedures at Southern California Orthopedic Institute have dramatically improved, allowing patients:

  • Faster and less painful recoveries
  • Vastly improved, functional results
  • More stability, comfort, and balance

If you are experiencing knee pain or discomfort, contact the knee doctors at Southern California Orthopedic Institute by calling (877) 933-3387.


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