What's New in Knee Replacement?

For a patient considering knee replacement surgery, there are new developments under study which can help enhance their quality of life. These include:

  • MAKO Robotic surgery for better precision (Only suitable trained surgeons may be able to offer this procedure.
  • Longer lasting plastic insert (polyethylene)
  • Use of bioactive joint surfaces such as hydroxyapatite
  • Development of systems with improved kinematics
  • Better fixation

Use of navigation- guided surgery that involves use of navigation –guided instruments with smaller incisions and less tissue damage.