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Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty—an advance that may be right for you

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When a knee becomes arthritic and the pain is causing you to give up some of your activities, your doctor may recommend a “knee replacement”—that means replacing the joint surfaces with implants. Now, there’s a procedure that may be a better fit than the conventional surgery, especially for those with an active lifestyle: cementless total knee arthroplasty (TKA). 

Why choose cementless TKA?

Cementless knee implants offer an alternative to the more traditional cemented form. Thanks to microscopic pores on the surface of the implant, new bone actually grows into the implant, replacing the need for bone cement with a biological fixation.

As a result of new design and manufacturing technologies, cementless TKA is now growing in popularity with patients and doctors. . Recent studies show that cementless TKA can achieve excellent long-term results, as the results from a 2012 study  confirm.

The Stryker Triathlon Total Knee

South County Hospital Orthopedics Center uses the cementless Stryker Triathlon Total Knee, which, because of its highly porous biologic fixation technology, offers a knee system like no other. Read more >

Find out more about cementless TKA

Call 401 788-1700 to learn more about our Orthopedics Center or call 401 789-1422 to schedule an appointment with one of the doctors.