Knee Joint Replacement - Is it important to use the same total knee replacement device when?
- 7 Jan 2016 by aprilla
- 9 January 2016
- knee joint replacement
... considering a second replacement in the other knee?
Not to my knowledge. Joint devices are being improved upon all the time, and some are being discontinued altogether. Mine is zirconium, whereas a couple years before my surgery all that was available were titanium. I'm sure your Dr will want to use the best available for you.
My hip is ceramic moving in a ceramic insert bonded to a metal plate that is screwed into my pelvis. The prosthesis is 20cm long and Titanium of course. I would talk to the surgeon and get the best technology available today.
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