As a patient considering knee replacement surgery, it is important to remember that you have choices.
In our VERILAST◊ Technology section, we discuss how the choice of materials used to make your implant can have a significant impact on both your implant's ability to resist wear, and on your body's ability to accept the implant if you have a metal allergy.
However, as important as your choice of implant materials is, it's only part of the equation.
After all, no matter how much new technology goes into the creation of your implant, if your implant isn't correctly aligned within your body, implant wear and performance will still be concerns.
For this reason, we developed VISIONAIRE Patient Match Technology - a system that uses your own MRI and X-Ray images to design and build surgical instruments customized specifically for your unique knee anatomy.
These streamlined instruments potentially offer several patient advantages:
- Less time in surgery
- Less invasive procedure
- A more precisely placed implant
Important Safety Notes:
Knee replacement surgery is intended to relieve knee pain and improve knee functions. However, implants may not produce the same feel or function as your original knee. There are potential risks with knee replacement surgery such as loosening, fracture, dislocation, wear and infection that may result in the need for additional surgery. Longevity of implants depends on many factors, such as types of activities and weight. Do not perform high impact activities such as running and jumping unless your surgeon tells you the bone has healed and these activities are acceptable. Early device failure, breakage or loosening may occur if you do not follow your surgeon's limitations on activity level. Early failure can happen if you do not guard your knee joint from overloading due to activity level, failure to control body weight or accidents such as falls. Talk to your doctor to determine what treatment may be best for you.