Q: Which is the best knee replacement implant?
Stainless steel implant was once used in almost all the knee replacement surgeries. However, it is prone to corrosion and this is why alloy implants slowly took over their popularity as preferred knee replacement implants. The selection of the best knee replacement implant for a patient depends on individual choices of the patient and the surgeon and the material believed to actually fulfil the requirements of the patient is selected.
Q: What is the knee replacement prosthesis cost?
In the US, the approximate cost for a total knee replacement can amount to $49,500, while in the UK, the cost can be around $24,000. However, in India, the cost for a total knee surgery of one knee is around $4800 (including the cost of knee implant).
Q: How long does a titanium knee replacement last?
For patients who opted for total knee replacement, the implant lasts about 20 years in 80 to 90 percent patients. However, it can also last longer than that too. For patients who opted for partial knee replacement, a revision surgery might be required after 10 years.
Q: What are the different types of knee replacement hardware?
A total knee replacement implant consists of the femoral component and the tibial component, made of metal and the spacer, which is made of polyethylene.
Q: What is the cost of titanium knee replacement?
In the US, the approximate cost for a total knee replacement can amount to $49,500, while in the UK, the cost can be around $24,000. However, in India, the cost for a total knee surgery is around $5000.
Q: Can knee replacement lead to the development of metal allergy?
Various metals can lead to metal allergy in people. However, the issue with metal implants in one’s body is not well understood as it is an extremely rare case, but it is also one of the main reasons behind painful orthopedic implants.
Q: What is a Stryker knee replacement made of?
Stryker knee replacement involves surgically replacing a damaged or diseased joint with an implant, which is designed to replicate a healthy human knee joint. It is made of metal alloys and plastics, which is of high grade. This ensures that the implant functions just like the bone and the cartilage of an original knee.