Knee replacement is a surgical procedure – performed in the US since the 1960s – in which a diseased or damaged joint is replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis. Made of metal alloys and high-grade plastics (to mimic the function of bone and cartilage, respectively), the prosthesis is designed to move just like a healthy human joint.
Over the years, knee replacement techniques and instrumentation have undergone countless improvements. Today, knee replacement is one of the safest and most successful types of major surgery. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, more than 90% of people who have total knee replacement experience significant pain relief, improved mobility and a better overall quality of life.2
Most people take their knees for granted. They understand that knees, like hinges, enable legs to bend for walking, running, climbing stairs and sitting, but they don’t usually think about the complex system of tendons, ligaments, muscles and bones that allow normal movement. They also don’t think about how the full weight of their body is transferred through the knee to allow them to walk smoothly, almost effortlessly at times.
Designed to help increase motion and decrease post op pain
While traditional knee replacements rely on a mechanism that requires muscles to work harder, the single radius of the Scorpio NRG® knee helps enable a full range of movement faster.3 This design also allows for better quadricep function and less anterior knee pain after surgery.3 The potential for less pain and improved muscle function can translate into greater confidence with every step.
With an expanded range of sizing options, your doctor can better tailor the Scorpio NRG® implant to your individual anatomy.
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