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A complete guide on implants in knee replacement

October 11 2020 at 03:40 PM by Samikshya Joshi

Implants or knee replacement is a process in which artificial implants are inserted into the knee to provide support and replace the parts involved in carrying weight. There are so many reasons where knee replacement is required. In some cases like arthritis. The most common causes are psoriatic and rheumatoid arthritis, especially in people above a certain age bracket. However, injuries sustained and trauma occurred in the cartilages, and ligaments can be a major reason to have knee replacement surgery.


In the process, a lot of care has to be taken before and after surgery to restore the health and walking abilities of the patients. Walking aids like crutches are takes six weeks after surgery, to return to normal form.


How Implants are chosen?


There are many types of implants. Implants are used to replace parts of injured knees. Which implant is best for you, generally depends on which will be the best fit for you. Considering below points:

  •  weight and age
  • Medical history
  • Gender
  • Lifestyle, amount of physical activity you get every day
  • Amount of physical stress in daily routine


Types of Implants:


There are different types of implants used. When the total replacement of the knee is done. They are:


  1. Posterior stabilized designs (PCL): These types of implants are used in the posterior cruciate ligament of the knee. This implant does not let the bone of the thigh move forward too much on the bone of the shin when the knee is bent.
  2. Cruciate-retaining designs: This type of implants is also used in support of the posterior cruciate ligament. There is a key difference between this and other implants that are used when the PCL is completely debilitated. So there the PCL of the patient must be solid enough shape to offer support to the knee joint.
  3. Bi-Cruciate retaining design: In this type of implants, neither the anterior or posterior cruciate ligament of the knee is disposed of. Both are retained with the implant. It gives a natural feel to the knee.
  4. Uni-Compartmental Design: In this type of implants, used to substitute one side or part of the knee instead of the whole knee. Generally, it is a partial procedure on people who do not have total and extensive knee damage.


The knee is indispensable. It bears the entire weight and makes walking possible. Take care of it. For more guidance and consultation visit the website SimpleeKare.



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