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.