What’s New in Knee Replacement?
If you are considering knee replacement surgery, there are new developments under study which can help enhance the quality of life. These include:
- 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
- Better fixation
- Use of navigation-guided surgery that involves the use of navigation-guided instruments with smaller incisions and less tissue damage.
Only suitably-trained surgeons with various skills offer these procedures.
- Knee Osteotomy
- High Tibial Osteotomy
- Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
- Revision Knee Replacement
- Partial Knee Resurfacing
- LCL Reconstruction
- Knee Implants
- Distal Realignment Procedures
- Patellar Tendon Repair
- Cartilage Replacement
- Osteoarthritis Management
- Meniscal Surgery
- Knee Angular Deformity Correction Surgery
- Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
- OATs (Osteochondral Autologous Transfer Surgery)
- Bicompartmental Knee Resurfacing
- ACL Reconstruction (Patellar & Hamstring Tendon)
- Arthroscopic Debridement – Knee
- Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
- What’s New in Knee Replacement?
- Minimally Invasive Total Knee Arthroplasty
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tear & Reconstruction
- Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction
- Cartilage Repair and Transplantation
- Arthroscopic Reconstruction of the Knee for Ligament Injuries