What is Golden Knee Replacement?
The “Golden Knee” are advanced versions of the total knee replacement implants (prosthesis) which provide the best solution to people suffering from osteoarthritis. The implant has a bionic gold surface which prevents direct contact with the base material of the implant and the surrounding tissues. It also reduces the release of particles and ions due to wear and tear and therefore almost eliminates the chances of metal allergy.
The golden knee replacement surgery is a blessing for people who have metal allergies. These knee implants have enhanced surface coating of Titanium Niobium Nitride (TiNiN). This coating gives the implant a golden-colored look & improves the longevity and performance of knee replacement surgery. This coating also makes the implant allergy-proof.
Why Golden Knee Replacement Surgery is done?
The gold knee is one of the best implants available today and the most successful too. It not only increases the life of the implant but also prevents any allergic reactions inpatient. Regular knee implants made of chromium cobalt alloy tend to release metal ions in the body. In patients who have metal allergies, these metal ions can cause inflammation in the knee area and eventually cause complications like infection, loosening, and persistent knee pain. Golden Knee implants do not induce allergic reactions with human tissue. Its wear and tear are very low. Hence a Golden Knee replacement Surgery is generally suggested for such patients. Due to its improved longevity of up to 40 years, this implant is preferred for knee replacements in patients younger than 60 years.
Who should undergo Golden Knee Replacement?
Any patient can undergo Golden knee Replacement surgery. However, it is preferably advisable for patients who have metal allergies. (allergy to artificial jewelry, metallic watch strap or metallic spectacle frames, etc). Patients younger than 60 years are advised to undergo Golden Knee Replacement.
What are the benefits of Golden Knee Replacement?
• Allergy proof.
• Improved longevity of up to 40 years.
• Improved durability of the implant.
• Better Biocompatibility.
• Better surgical results.