Knee problem? Second-generation implant may offer you a chance to walk again
While there are a variety of options available, choosing the right implant is key.
The primary objective of a modern knee system is to replicate normal knee motion in a more close manner. The system has to facilitate a higher level of functioning to not only relieve pain but also to help patients regain their active lifestyle post-surgery. While there are a variety of opt ions available, choosing the right implant is key.
The right choice of implants ensures easy day-to-day functioning — this also includes daily movements where the knees are bent during routine activities. A conventional implant may make muscles and ligaments work harder, which could result in making the soft tissues move in unfamiliar ways.
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On the other hand, the latest second-generation knee system is aligned to have the original knee philosophy with the same engineering principles that the human knee currently uses.
Dr J V Srinivas, a renowned name in the field of orthopaedics with over 17 years of experience, is currently the Director of Orthopaedics Department at a leading hospital in Bengaluru.
He says, “The significant development with second-generation knee replacement system is a positive development with new low friction material. They are now being further innovated in ‘oxidised zirconium’ material, this will result in the implants having a long life. The basic principle is to restore natural shapes to make a knee move normally. To have the physiological matching of the knee while attaining natural rhythm, these systems are a worthwhile option.”
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A patient treated by Dr Srinivas shares his experience, “My quality of life has increased. Now I can climb stairs normally, perform daily activities without discomfort . It does not feel like I h ave undergone a replacement . My journey post-surgery is certainly a pain-free experience."
(*Procedures given are based on the expert’s understanding of the said field)