What’s New in Joint Replacement
Microport Medial Pivot Knee Technology
Bilateral knee replacement patients with a medial-pivot on one side and a competitive design on the other were asked, “Which is your better knee overall?” MicroPort’s Medial-Pivot design was preferred by patients over other designs it was tested against.
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The Oxford® Partial Knee implant from Biomet Orthopedics is a partial knee implant designed to repair only one side of the knee (the medial side), making it much smaller than a total knee implant.
In patients with only limited knee arthritis, known as medial compartment arthritis, surgeons may elect to perform a partial knee replacement. Some advantages of the Oxford® partial knee replacement are that it removes 75% less bone and cartilage, is less painful, enables a more rapid recovery, and provides more natural motion when compared to a total knee replacement. By retaining all of the undamaged parts, the joint may bend and function more naturally.
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Oxford Signature Internal Knee Navigation System Technology
If you think the Oxford® Partial Knee sounds good, wait until you hear this. Every Oxford® knee is now available with an added bonus: personalized implant positioning. We call it the Signature™** system, and it’s the knee replacement technique that’s based on your specific anatomy. Using MRI technology and patient-matched guides, the system helps surgeons plan for the alignment of your Oxford® Partial Knee. It’s the personalized approach that’s just for you, from Biomet.
Instead of relying on two-dimensional x-rays to plan your surgery, the Signature™ system uses an MRI of your knee in conjunction with computer software to create a 3-D image of your unique knee joint. The MRI is also used to create custom femoral (thighbone) and tibial (shinbone) positioning guides that fit directly onto your unique anatomy. With the combination of the MRI and Signature™ positioning guides, your surgeon has access to a greater level of detail and precision for implant positioning and alignment before the procedure.
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