Knee Technology - VISIONAIRE*

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As a patient considering knee replacement surgery, it is important to remember that you do have choices.

In our VERILAST* Technology section, we discuss how the choice of materials used to make your implant can have a significant impact on your implant's ability to resist wear. 

However, as important as your choice of implant materials is, it's only part of the equation.

Using VISIONAIRE technology, your orthopaedic surgeon comes to the operating room equipped with single-use instruments that can be used only once on you, after which they must be discarded.  These instruments are engineered exclusively for your knee by Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics.

Not only does the VISIONAIRE system eliminate multiple steps from the surgery, thus reducing your time under anaesthetic, but an implant placed with this guided precision has a reduced risk of the kind of misalignment that can cause it to wear out before its time.

Watch a video on VISIONAIRE technology.


Important Safety Notes:

Knee replacement surgery is intended to relieve knee pain and improve knee functions.  However, implants may not provide the same feel or function as your original knee.  There are potential risks with knee replacement surgery such as loosening, fracture, dislocation, wear and infection that may result in the need for additional surgery.  Longevity of implants depends on many factors, such as type of activities and weight.  Do not perform high impact activities such as running and jumping unless your surgeon tells you the bone has healed, and these activities are acceptable.  Early device failure, breakage and loosening may occur if you do not follow your surgeon's limitations on activity level.  Early failure can happen if you do not guard your knee joint from overloading due to activity level, failure to control body weight or accidents such as falls.  Talk to your doctor to determine what treatment may be best for you.