Smith and nephew are well known for the machineries intended in correcting the knee. They have a great amount of experience in this field and have come with the innovative machineries that make the knee replacement surgery effective and efficient. Magnificent improvement has been seen in the patients after the surgery.
Knee replacements are done when all other non surgical method fails in correcting the problem in the knee. The surgeon will refer you with a knees surgery to revive the active pain free life of yours. During the prosthesis, the damaged bone is removed and instead an implant is placed that will mimic the function of the bone.
Materials & Methods
The method uses two replacement components. The components are:
- The Tibial component
- The Femoral component
The Tibial Component
Tibial component consists of 2 elements that replace top of shinbone or the tibia. The material used is a one metal tray linked directly to bone and one plastic spacer, which provides bearing surface.
The Femoral Component
Femoral component replaces bottom of thighbone or femur. It also replaces groove on which the patella or the kneecap resides. Patella component then replaces surface of kneecap that rubs thighbone. Kneecap protects joint, and patellar button that is resurfaced slides softly on front of knee joint.
Advanced material used for the knee implants
Technology has advanced significantly and now there exists one new material used for the construction of the devices in knee implants. It is the OXINIUM Oxidized Zirconium and is proven as one superior metal that can be used in the knee replacements. It has the special qualities like smoothness, hardness and the resistance to scratch. OXINIUM materials last more long and also exhibit the characteristics of superior performance over the option of the alternative material, cobalt chrome.
Here at Santpures Joint Replacement & Advance orthopedic Surgery we will provide you the best knee replacement surgery. Our doctors are well qualified and efficient and are experts specialized in this field and ensure you a friendly atmosphere with us. Do the knee surgery with us and walk towards a better pain free life. We are at your service always!