Technology in Knee Replacement Surgery
Several types of total knee replacement systems include:
- Fixed Bearing – The workhorse of knee replacement surgery
- Rotating Platform Bearing – closely simulates the action of the normal knee joint
- Cruciate retaining – designed for knees where the posterior cruciate ligament is retained
- Posterior stabilized – designed for knees where the posterior cruciate is weak or is removed
Dr. Cuellar will determine the most appropriate knee design based on the individual patient.
|Figure: A fixed bearing posterior stabilized total knee system||Figure: A rotating platform cruciate retaining total knee system|