Knee replacement surgery is done by making small cuts on your knee and looking inside using a tiny camera. Other medical instruments may also be placed inside to fix your knee.
No one has to tell you that women and men are different.
But did you know that even our knees are different? It’s true, and you might also not be aware that most knee replacement surgery procedures don’t account for the differences between a woman’s and a man’s knee. A Gender Specific Total Knee replacement surgery matches your shape and size and has 3 distinct differences from other knee replacements—for a better fit, higher flexion, and more natural movement.
A Gender Specific Total Knee replacement is contoured to fit the unique shape and size of women’s knees. It does this by matching a woman’s shape and size with its 3 distinct differences: The Zimmer Gender Knee has a thinner profile than traditional knee replacements, it allows for more natural movement of the kneecap, and it has a shape specially contoured for women.
We currently use the Zimmer Gender Specific Solutions Total Knee Replacements in appropriate patients. We are constantly evaluating new manufacturers, designs and systems as they are introduced in order to provide the best possible results for our patients.
For more information on Gender Specific Total Knee Replacements, visit Zimmer.
A consultation with an orthopedic surgeon is the fastest and safest way to assess your need for a knee replacement. Request an appointment today.