Meet The Opulent Knee®
Hardness superior to cobalt chromium-based alloys
Higher wettability with synovial fluids
Low Friction articulation
Long-term chemical stability
Avoids inflammation and endoprosthetic loosening
Extreme adhesive strength
When is Knee replacement surgery required?
The decision to have total knee replacement surgery is usually made cooperatively by you, your family, your family physician, and your orthopaedic surgeon. Your physician may first refer you to an orthopaedic surgeon for a thorough evaluation to determine if you might benefit from this surgery. There are several reasons why your doctor may recommend knee replacement surgery. You might be recommended to undergo a knee replacement if you have:
- Severe pain in the knee that restricts your routine activities.
- Moderate or severe knee pain even at rest, during day or night.
- A chronic redness and swelling in the knee with/without pain that is not relieved with rest or medicines.
- Abnormal bending of the legs.
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How to choose right Knee implant for Knee replacement surgery
Your surgeon will consider your age, weight, lifestyle and severity of joint degeneration as well as your gender and/or your stature and the surgeon’s own experience before making a recommendation or choice as to which prosthesis might be the right one for you. When matching an implant to your specific circumstances, the doctor will be looking at necessary and possible range-of-motion with the implant, stability of the implant and wear-resistance of the materials in light of your physical and lifestyle activity considerations.
A knee is made up of three compartments – the medial, the lateral, and the patella-femoral. In layman language, these can be considered as the inner side of the knee, the outer side of the knee, and the area underneath the kneecap respectively. During a knee replacement, all these compartments are replaced with four artificial components namely tibial component, femoral component, patellar component, and plastic spacer.
Tibial component is a soft-metal platform with polyethylene insert that is attached to the top of the resurfaced shin bone at the front of the leg.
Femoral component is a metal or ceramic element that is attached to the end of the resurfaced thighbone.
Patellar component is a polyethylene dome-shaped piece that replaces the kneecap.
Plastic spacer is a flexible plastic component that fits between the tibial and femoral components, and provides a smooth gliding surface for the knee to bend and flex easily.