If you are suffering from severe osteoarthritis of the knee, you may be eligible for knee replacement surgery. As orthopaedic surgeons, we perform both total knee replacements (also called total knee arthroplasty) and partial knee replacements (partial knee arthroplasty). But, what is the difference and how do you know which type of surgery is best…
Choosing a knee implant is an important decision. The prosthesis will become a vital part of your anatomy, helping you to walk, sit, stand and move around. Not only that, but it will be with you for years to come – around 15+ is the usual lifespan for an artificial knee implant.
Osteoarthritis is a painful degenerative condition that can affect the knee joints. In its early stages, the symptoms may be mild and can normally be managed without surgery. However, as the condition develops, symptoms worsen and more invasive treatment options may become necessary, including surgery.
The Mako system supports orthopaedic surgeons to perform total knee replacements with greater accuracy than ever before, resulting in even better outcomes for patients.
Around 8.75 million people in the UK are being treated for osteoarthritis, at a cost to the health service of around £5.2 billion. One in five people over the age of 45 has osteoarthritis of the knee and 68% of people with osteoarthritis say they experience depression when the pain is at its worst.
The bionic man delighted a generation of school children with his super-strength mechanical body. But now fantasy is becoming fact with the latest knee brace technology that is set to transform the experience of people with knee injuries and osteoarthritis of the knee.