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VERILAST Strength

What is the risk of hip implant fracture, chipping or squeaking? As one of the largest joints in the body, the hip is subjected to tremendous pressures even during simple, everyday activities. For example, the weight pressing against these joints during a simple walk can be 5 to 6 times your natural body weight. Because the hip ball component of a VERILAST? Hip implant uses a metal as its base, it can withstand forces far greater than those of a ceramic hip - another material often used in in ...

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VERILAST Hip Technology

Lab-tested for wear 9-times longer than the industry standard.1(See Important Testing Note below) OXINIUM◊ + XLPE = VERILAST Technology If hip replacement is in your future, you've come to the right place to learn about a truly significant advancement in joint replacement materials, VERILAST Hip Technology. It's important to remember that not every hip implant is the same. VERILAST Hip Technology is the one technology that directly addresses two of the most commonly cited concerns a...

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Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

Direct Anterior Approach For Hip Replacement If you've been told you are a candidate for hip replacement surgery, you may benefit from a minimally invasive surgical technique called Direct Anterior hip replacement surgery. Put simply, this technique changes the direction from which a surgeon can access your hip joint. With the Direct Anterior approach, your specially trained orthopedic surgeon is able to repair your painful hip through a natural space between the muscles of the anterior (front...

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Osteo Arthritis of the Hip

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis of the hip is a condition commonly referred to as "wear and tear" arthritis. Causes Osteoarthritis of the hip is a condition commonly referred to as "wear and tear" arthritis. Although the degenerative process may accelerate in persons with a previous hip injury, many cases of osteoarthritis occur when the hip simply wears out. Some experts believe there may be a genetic predisposition in people who develop osteoarthritis of the hip. Abnormalities of the...

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Anatomy and Function of the Hip

The hip, a ball-and-socket joint, is the largest weight-bearing joint in the body. When the joint is healthy, the head of the femur (thighbone) forms a round ball that fits into the acetabulum, a cavity at the base of the pelvis that forms the socket. Ligaments connect the ball to the socket and keep them both firmly supported. The surfaces of the femoral head and the acetabulum are covered by a smooth, tough material known as articular cartilage, which cushions the bones and allows them ...

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JOURNEY II Total Knee Replacement

The JOURNEY II BCS Knee Recent advances in biomedical engineering software have opened a new chapter on high performance knee implants. One remarkable breakthrough has been the creation of the JOURNEY II BCS knee, a second-generation knee replacement that combines the stability and natural motion of the human knee with new low-friction materials that may extend the life of the implant. While the lifespan of a knee implant is heavily influenced by the materials used to make it, the natu...

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30 Year Wear Testing

LEGION◊ CR Knee with VERILAST◊ Technology was lab-tested for 30 years of wear performance.1(See Important Testing Note below) We understand that "30 years of wear performance" is a pretty significant statement for any implant manufacturer to make. That's why we want you to see how we can back it up. Initial Testing Using an internationally accepted testing protocol, our LEGION Knee with VERILAST Technology was placed alongside identical implants made from cobalt chrome and a standar...

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VERILAST Knee Technology

Our LEGION◊ CR Knee with VERILAST Technology was lab-tested to simulate the number of steps the average person takes in 30 years.1-7 OXINIUM◊ + XLPE VERILAST◊ Technology If knee replacement is in your future, you've come to the right place to learn about one of the truly significant advancements in joint replacement materials in the past 20 years, VERILAST Knee Technology. It's important to remember that not every knee implant is the same. VERILAST Knee Technology directly add...

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How is Knee Surgery Performed

How is Knee Replacement Surgery Performed? During knee replacement surgery, the surgeon surgically removes the damaged bone and cartilage of the joint and replaces it with smooth, artificial implants - thereby eliminating painful bone-on-bone contact. Almost all knee replacement implants consist of a four-part system: The tibial (shin) side has two elements and replaces the top of the shin bone. This portion of the implant is made up of a metal tray attached directly to the bone and a pla...

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Arthritic Knee and Treatment

One form of arthritis in the knee joint occurs as a result of degeneration of the cartilage in your knee. Osteoarthritis is commonly referred to as "wear and tear" arthritis or degenerative arthritis, and is the most common cause for total knee replacement surgery. Due to osteoarthritis, the cartilage in the knee breaks down over time and the result is a severely damaged joint surface with bone rubbing on bone. This process may occur as a result of previous trauma to the joint, ligament instabil...

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