Author: Rosemary Buckle, M.D.
Did you know that knee replacement surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States? In 2010 (the most recent year for which data is available), 719,000 total knee replacement surgeries were performed in the U.S.
Knee replacement surgery is one of the most effective surgical procedures your Houston orthopedic surgeon can provide. As the procedure is now in its 46th year (since 1968), many orthopedic surgeons are well-versed in the advanced techniques and approaches that can be implemented during total knee replacement. But not all surgeries are equal…
The Advantage of STRYKER® for Total Knee Replacement
I’ve personally had the honor of working on the production, design and educational team for a line of surgical instruments produced by a medical technology company known as Stryker®. In most cases, I prefer to use the latest Stryker implants and ceramic bearing surfaces when I perform knee replacement surgery in Houston. I prefer Stryker for a number of reasons:
- Stryker’s Triathlon Knee System has a patented technology proven to have a lower wear rate than any other artificial knee system.
- Stryker implants have a single radius design, which means the radius remains the same whether the knee is flexing, extending or rotating. Also, the muscles in your thighs won’t have to works so hard with this kind of implant!
- Patients who have the Stryker Triathlon Knee System have lower revision rates three years after surgery than five of the most frequently used brands.
Learn About Your Options for Knee Replacement Surgery In Houston
Do you struggle with knee pain? Is walking painful for you? Do you find yourself avoiding physical activity because of your knee? If so, you can learn more about your options for knee replacement surgery in Houston by scheduling an appointment at Houston Institute for Sports Medicine & Orthopedics.
Call (713) 756-5546, or schedule your appointment online. Are you concerned your pain may be caused by arthritis? Take our free online assessment, and a health professional with our practice will contact you about your results.
Please consult with your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines.