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Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants
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ISSN Print: 1050-6934
ISSN Online: 1940-4379

Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

DOI: 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.2015012728
pages 225-235

Cost Effectiveness and Economic Impact of the KineSpring® Knee Implant System in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis in Spain

Dan Strain
Global Research Solutions, Inc., Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Chuan Silvia Li
Global Research Solutions, Inc., Burlington, Ontario, Canada; Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Mark Phillips
Global Research Solutions, Inc., Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Olga Monteagudo Piqueras
Department of Quality Research, Murcia Health Council, Murcia, Spain
Mohit Bhandari
CLARITY Research Group, McMaster University, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Musculoskeletal Research Unit, Canada and Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Hamilton General Hospital, Canada

ABSTRACT

We investigated the efficacy and cost effectiveness of the KineSpring System in the Spanish healthcare system, as compared to other standard treatments methods. Cost-utility ratios were calculated using derived cost data and we calculated quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) gained for each method of treatment. Cost-utility ratios were calculated assuming lifetime and 10-year durability. Assuming lifetime durability, cost-utility ratios of total knee arthroplasty (TKA), unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), high tibial osteotomy (HTO), KineSpring System, and conservative treatments, compared to no treatment, are €2348 ± 70/QALYs, €2040 ± 61/QALYs, €2281 ± 68/ QALY, €1669 ± 268/QALYs, and €11,688 ± 2185/QALYs, respectively. Assuming a treatment durability of 10 years, the cost-utility ratio of TKA, UKA, HTO, KineSpring System, and conservative treatments, compared to no treatment, are €4884 ± 323/QALYs, €4243 ± 280/QALYs, €4744 ± 313/QALYs, €3757 ± 1353/QALYs, and €10,575 ± 4414/QALYs, respectively. In comparison to current standard-of-care treatments, the KineSpring System has a favorable cost-utility ratio, making it an effective treatment option and a suitable cost-saving alternative. The KineSpring System is associated with lower cost and increased QALYs.