Every one of our patients is different and no implant is a “one size fits all” scenario. During the process, we will decide what implant is needed depending on your diagnosis – you can rest assured that the implant chosen for you will be tailored to your unique requirements and that every effort will be made to ensure your recovery is as smooth as possible.
Types of Knee Implant
SAIPH® Knee System
The SAIPH® Knee System has been in clinical use since 2009 and is a second-generation ball and socket joint that has been implanted in over 10,000 patients all over the world. The concept of this implant is that better function and patient satisfaction is achieved through natural functional and anatomical asymmetry in the three knee compartments (medial tibiofemoral, lateral tibiofemoral and patellofemoral articulations).
This implant follows on from the highly successful Medial Rotation Knee™ (MRK™) and offers the same key design features that contributed to the success of this implant. Patients can benefit from:
- Improvements in pain management and function of the knee
- Full range of motion and stability, much like an original knee
- 150° flexion
- Low revision rates and high satisfaction rates from patients.
Global Modular Replacement System (GMRS)
The Global Modular Replacement System (GMRS) implant is considered when there is significant reconstruction needed of the knee and/or hip joint, this may even include a knee fusion. This type of knee replacement may be required after excessive bone loss, a failed prosthesis or tumour resection. It has been specifically designed to aid in bone stability and compensate for bone loss when a patient needs extensive reconstruction.
The patients who have received this implant have reported that the function of their limb was either good or excellent. The patients who suffered from bone tumours reported a lowered risk of revision and amputation after surgery.
The Restoris MCK is an implant made for partial knee replacement and features bone-sparing curved surfaces. The implants have been designed based on CT scans of patients varying in gender and size to create a range of implants to suit various patients. They are ideal for medial, patellofemoral, lateral unicompartmental or bicompartmental (medial and patellofemoral) use.
Triathlon® AS-1 Instruments
These Triathlon® AS-1 Instruments are designed to be used in conjunction with the Triathlon Knee implants and allow surgeons greater control of the site when operating. Through reduced surgical steps to place the implant, it helps to simplify the process for the surgeon whilst still providing a high level of mobility to the patient. This reduces the time the patient spends in the theatre.
Implanted in over 3 million patients worldwide, the Triathlon Primary total knee system has a survivorship of 99% in a study that followed up with patients after 10 years. This implant focuses on improving the issues found in previous designs which included loosening, tracking complications or instability.
The Triathlon Revision system brings joint stability and fixation, due to inbuilt instrumentation that locates the joint line and balances the knee consistently. For the patient, this means a reduction in mobility issues, decreased strength, knee pain and instability.
The Triathlon Tritanium has been designed to help with challenging patient demographics. Cementless implants are becoming more and more popular, offering patients reduced pain and reduced time in the theatre compared to cemented joints.
Reducing complications after your operation and providing optimised function, the Physica ZUK is a medial partial knee replacement, which is the highest performing knee replacement on the National Joint Registery (NJR) with a low revision rate.
Types of Hip Implant
The Accolade II implant has been designed to provide a close fit with a range of bone shapes and sizes. Providing enhanced stability and length for any patient, this implant is known to reduce patient pain, encourage faster recovery and offer a high satisfaction rate.
Offering optimised flexibility and stability, the Anato has been designed for a range of surgical techniques, including those involving muscle-sparing. Studies have shown that due to the design being based on recreating important components of the hip, it has offered patients an enhanced range of motion (ROM).
The Exeter® hip implant was launched in 1970 and has since become the leading implant choice for surgery. The implant is used in over 160 operations a day and has been designed specifically to fit a diverse range of cases (29 stems ranging between 30-56mm in size).
The implant has been shown to have a survivorship rate of 22.8 years of 99% with the mean patient age being 66.3 years – making it a first choice for hip replacements. The various offset options and body sizes allow the implant to be tailored to your measurements.
The Insignia® has been engineered to suit various bone sizes and lengths, whilst meeting the requirements of various muscle-sparing surgical techniques. The implant can be adjusted to the specific patient, with a 132° neck angle that enables lateralisation +5mm throughout the range.
Modular Dual Mobility
The Modular Dual Mobility hip system has been designed to prevent dislocation, which is one of the common causes of artificial hip failure after surgery. The chrome liners offer dual mobility, one through the polyethylene insert and the external bearing, and the other between the polyethylene insert and the internal bearing.
The Restoration® Modular was launched in 2003 and was designed to bring relief to patients who have not been as active since surgery. This implant has been known to withstand activities such as stair climbing and rising from a seat.
The Secur-Fit Advanced is available in two different neck angles (127 degrees and 132 degrees) which allows for full flexibility and mobility. It also helps surgeons make the operation more efficient and reproducible. Studies have shown that the implant has a survivorship of over 15 years when combined with other elements.
Trident and Trident II
Both the Trident and Trident II are used when combined with other Stryker components. The Trident range provides a variety of self-locking options which can help with the individual requirements of each patient. The Trident II comes in a range of sizes that are designed to aid with an increased range of motion, stability and reduced risk of dislocation.
The X3 polyethene is to be used in conjunction with all of the hip and knee replacement solutions. The process of irradiation gives the part wear resistance, strength and oxidisation resistance. Since its creation, it has been used in over 5 million operations worldwide.