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Oxinium (Ceramic) Knee Replacement


All knee replacements are made of some type of metal. Older styles were made of Stainless Steel. These are now out of favor and seldom used do to their stiffness and failure rates. Most newer designed components are made of Titanium or Cobalt Chrome. These have less stiffness and longer wear rates than Stainless Steel. There is now a component coated with a ceramic surface. This surface, called Oxinium, has a more polished and smooth surface. This surface can change to accommodate changes within the joint environment. Because of these factors this product shows better wear rates and should have a longer life span. Many hospitals will not allow their doctors to use this material because they do not want to absorb the extra cost of this new technology. Dr. Allison commonly uses these knees in younger patients.

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