Healthcare Providers

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Major Benefits for Healthcare Providers

  • Improved Patients outcomes
  • Cost efficiency in the existing NHS surgical context
  • Reduced waiting time and patient post-operative stay
  • Managing future financial commitments for healthcare
  • Helps to increase surgeons’ skills and confidence
"This technology will lead to a reduction in costs given the improvements in efficiency and clinical outcomes"

Cost Effectiveness Comparison

"A recent economic model to compare the age-based cost-effectiveness of OA found that HTO was a more cost-effective treatment for younger patients compared to UKA and TKA [1], [2] due to the preservation of the natural joint and allowing patients to return to active lifestyles. The main driver of the cost-effectiveness of HTO was the patient-reported measure of well-being and was essential when comparing the operative interventions. Whilst HTO is recommended for younger patients, TKA is the more common treatment for knee OA despite reported dissatisfaction with the functional outcome following the procedures. On the other hand, knee surgeons are concerned about performing HTO due to surgical complexity, and the link between surgical inaccuracy and poor patient outcomes [3]. Potential improvements in technical accuracy during surgery is therefore an important factor for surgeons and decision-makers, as surgical outcomes also have downstream economic impacts, such as economic inactivity and revision risk."

[1]    J. F. Konopka, A. H. Gomoll, T. S. Thornhill, J. N. Katz, and E. Losina, “The cost-effectiveness of surgical treatment of medial unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis in younger patients a computer model-based evaluation,” J. Bone Jt. Surg. - Am. Vol., 2014.[2]    W. B. Smith, J. Steinberg, S. Scholtes, and I. R. Mcnamara, “Medial compartment knee osteoarthritis: age-stratified cost-effectiveness of total knee arthroplasty, unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, and high tibial osteotomy,” Knee Surgery, Sport. Traumatol. Arthrosc., 2017.[3]    S. Akizuki,  a Shibakawa, T. Takizawa, I. Yamazaki, and H. Horiuchi, “The long-term outcome of high tibial osteotomy: a ten- to 20-year follow-up.,” J. Bone Joint Surg. Br., vol. 90, no. 5, pp. 592–596, 2008.

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Health Economics Evaluation

A recent health economics study by Health Enterprise East found that TOKA could provide substantial savings to health care providers both directly from reduced surgical costs and indirectly from reduced incidence of re-operations.