What is an athletic knee implant?
Never before have so many patients 45 to 75 years of age been disabled by painful bone-on-bone osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. The rapidly growing baby boomer population and dramatic rise in serious knee injuries in high school and college-age athletes in the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s, are contributing factors. On the other hand, athletic knee implants are often the turning point for return to a vigorous lifestyle which includes daily exercise and sports, improved nutrition, achieving ideal weight, and avoidance of prescription drugs.
“For over 25 years we have prioritized Athletic Recipient Knee implants with their avoidance of methylmethacrylate bone cement, consistent with current state-of-the-art hip replacement, shoulder replacement, dental implants, and spinal surgery. See Surgical Technique for more information.”