Does your knee pain prevent you from performing and enjoying everyday activities?
Osteoarthritis affects nearly 350 million people worldwide.1 It is a common condition in which cartilage breakdown around the joints causes your bones to rub together, and it is especially common in the knee joint, which carries most of the body’s weight. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and changes in appearance and function of the joint – which can contribute to loss of motion.
If other treatments, such as medication, therapy or injections, have proven ineffective, a total knee replacement may be the best way to get your life back.
Five things to ask your knee surgeon
Knee replacement FAQ
Natural motion and consistent stability
MicroPort Orthopedics' Evolution® Medial-Pivot Total Knee Replacement is designed to recreate natural motion and maintain better stability than traditional knee replacements by:
- Recreating the function and feeling of a healthy knee 2, 3
- Resisting uncomfortable shifting and sliding
- Increasing control throughout a range of motion
- Customizing the best fit to each patient
20% of patients are unhappy with their traditional knee replacement.4 MicroPort Orthopedics' Evolution® Medial-Pivot has demonstrated higher patient satisfaction when compared to other total knee replacement designs on the market.1
PRECAUTIONS & DISCLAIMERS
Every patient is different, and individual results will vary. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery. Consult your doctor to determine if hip replacement surgery is right for you.
Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery. Please click here to read about risks associated with surgery. Only a physician can tell you if this product and associated procedure are right for you and your unique circumstances. Please consult with a physician for complete information regarding benefits, risks and possible outcomes.
- Arthritis and Total Knee Arthroplasty: Knee Implant Procedures http://seniors-health-medicare.suite101.com/article.cfm/arthritis_and_total_knee_arthroplasty#ixzz0gHPzocel Mark McBride, MD ; Prakash Thulasimani. Nov 3, 2009. Accessed: Feb. 22, 2010.
- Blaha J. The rationale for a total knee implant that confers anteroposterior stability throughout range of motion. J Arthroplasty. 2004;1(4):22-26.
- Pritchett JW. Patients prefer a bicruciate-retaining or the medial pivot total knee prosthesis. J Arthroplasty. 2011;26(2):224-8.
- Baker, P.N., et al.The role of pain and function in determining patient satisfaction after total knee replacement. JBJS.2007.89(7):p893-900.