Our Newest Studies
Not only are we putting time, money and effort into databases (Registries) that are a first in America, but we are also carrying out studies to prove that the computer navigated and robot assisted surgeries that Dr Kreuzer is doing are better based on sound scientific logic.
Dr Kreuzer uses the latest techniques, e.g. a precision bone cutting robotic arm (pictured on the left) to perform knee replacement surgeries. Although these techniques are FDA approved, methods like the MAKOplasty and Stryker's navigation system as well as Synvasive's eLibra pressure balancing technology are still new and the Research Foundation is going to great lengths to have them recognized for their value. A study in the making towards this goal involves activity monitors that measure a person’s metabolic rate on a 24 hour cycle via a device worn on the arm. This study will assess how various groups of patients compare on their post surgical recovery when getting knee replacements by one technique versus the other.
We also have a new study sponsored by the device industry that is testing an ultrasound emitting device for use after spine surgery to improve the results of the spine fusions in cases of lower back pain due to nerve impingement problems.
We have almost completed a knee arthritis pain relief injection study with a drug that can be injected once instead of as a series of three knee shots. We have published many more research papers based on Dr Kreuzer’s experiences in the joint surgery field. So far research papers proving the point have been accepted at many national and international meetings (for more details go to our website http://www.orthoresearch.org/.)