What is a Zimmer Biomet knee made of?

Zimmer Biomet has developed a unique material called Vivacit-E Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene that has shown to be very resistant to wear and has exceptional strength. 1 In Vivacit-E Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene, vitamin E is incorporated directly into the material.

Are Zimmer knees good?

The Zimmer-Biomet Persona® Total Knee Cruciate-Retaining Femoral Component (CR Femur), used in conjunction with the kinematic alignment surgical technique, has been shown to produce better functional outcomes and improved patient satisfaction following total knee arthroplasty.

What muscles are cut during total knee replacement?

Traditional total knee replacement entails cutting into the quadriceps tendon, which connects the large quadriceps muscle group on the front of the thigh to the kneecap. The surgeon then moves the kneecap out of the way to access the arthritic joint.

What can you not do after knee replacement?

Exercises and movements to avoid after a knee replacement

  1. using the handrail when going up and down the stairs.
  2. using a rubber mat or shower chair when showering.
  3. sitting down when putting on shorts or pants.
  4. keeping the floor clear of stray toys, slippery rugs, and other objects that pose a tripping hazard.

What is the Oxford partial knee replacement made of?

The Oxford knee is a unicompartmental implant featuring a mobile-bearing polyethylene component with excellent long-term survivorship results reported by the implant developers and early adopters.

What is the Oxford partial knee replacement?

The Oxford® Partial Knee implant from Biomet Orthopedics is a partial knee implant designed to repair only one side of the knee (the medial side), making it much smaller than a total knee implant. By retaining all of the undamaged parts, the joint may bend and function more naturally.

What is Stryker Triathlon?

Total Knee System. The Triathlon Total Knee System is a primary total knee replacement system designed to work with the body. Triathlon has been implanted in over 3 million patients worldwide. Triathlon Total Knee is available for use with the Mako System for Mako Total Knee.

What does Zimmer Biomet do?

Zimmer designs, develops, manufactures and markets orthopedics products, including knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle artificial joints and dental prostheses.

Is there a recall on Zimmer knee replacements?

Nearly 1,000 implant parts used in knee surgeries have been affected by DePuy, Zimmer-Biomet and Stryker knee replacement recalls….Knee Recalls by Manufacturer, 2003 – 2018.

Knee Replacement Manufacturer Knee Recalls
DePuy Synthes 485
Zimmer Biomet* 355
Stryker 125
Smith & Nephew 15