Knee replacement (total, partial)
It is a common procedure for treatment of Knee arthritis when all other non-surgical measures have failed. The operation is reliable and takes about 1 hour to perform.
The whole knee worn surface is relined with metal (Cr/Co/Mo) cemented to the femur moving on a hard wearing plastic (UHMWP) surface supported by a titanium tray cemented to the tibia, but ligaments etc are preserved.
The replaced Knee lasts for very many years based on use and stresses applied on it.
- View more about knee replacement implants on the OrthInfo website
- Read more on Stryker.co.uk
- Read more on depuy.com