If you are considering knee replacement surgery, there are new developments which can help enhance the quality of life. These include:
- Choosing a unicompartmental knee replacement
- Use of navigation-guided surgery that involves the use of navigation-guided instruments with smaller incisions and less tissue damage.
- 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 polyethene 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
Only suitably-trained surgeons with various skills offer these procedures.
- ACL Reconstruction
- Cartilage Replacement
- Distal Femoral Osteotomy
- High Tibial Osteotomy
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Knee Osteotomy
- Meniscal Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Knee Joint Replacement
- Multiligament Reconstruction of the Knee
- Patellar Tendon Repair
- Patellofemoral Knee Replacement
- Revision Knee Replacement
- Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
- Total Knee Replacement
- Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
- What is New in Knee Replacement