What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which a diseased or damaged joint is replaced with an artificial joint called an implant.

Made of metal alloys and high grade plastics (to better match the function of bone and cartilage, respectively), the implant is designed to move much like a healthy human joint. Over the years, knee replacement techniques and instrumentation have undergone countless improvements. The key characteristic of these techniques is the use of smaller incisions. Such improvements may result in less trauma to soft tissue.

The single radius design of the GetAroundKnee System means that as your knee flexes and extends, there is a constant center of rotation, like a circle.

Stryker's Mako Robotic-arm Assisted Surgery is the latest advancement in partial knee replacement surgery that provides you with a personalized surgical plan for your partial knee replacement.

Like any surgery, joint replacement surgery has serious risks.

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References

  1. AAOS website www.orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00389, accessed October 2014.
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