Over the last 10 years, total knee replacements have become more tailored to the individual patient. This means that regardless of your gender, body type or age, there is an artificial knee that is just right for you.
“The better you can re-establish the anatomy that was previously there before the knees wore out, the better you can have a stable knee with a good range of motion,” says R. August Ritter III, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Saint Francis Medical Center. “The knee will also be less likely to come loose or wear out because of the way the bone fixes to the artificial knee.”
At Saint Francis’ Center for Joint Replacement and Revision, the goal is for patients to return to an active, healthy life without knee pain. “The new knees that we are using allow for better flexibility and stability,” says Ritter.