What is New in Knee Replacement

 What is New in Knee Replacement

If you are considering knee replacement surgery, there are new developments under study which can help enhance the quality of life. These include:

  • Use of cementless parts that allow new bone to grow into a porous prosthesis and hold the parts in place, creating a biologic fixation
  • Use of bioactive joint surfaces such as hydroxyapatite
  • Use of mobile-bearing knee replacement in which a polyethylene insert creates a dual-surface articulation by articulating with the femoral as well as tibial components. This will enhance the life of the implant by reducing wear.
  • Development of systems with improved kinematics
  • Better fixation
  • Use of navigation-guided surgery that involves the use of navigation-guided instruments with smaller incisions and less tissue damage. 

Only suitably-trained surgeons with various skills offer these procedures.

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