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Gender Specific Knee Replacement

That women are different from men should come as no surprise to any of us.

That the differences extend all the way to the shapes of our knees may be a bit of a surprise.

Until recently total knee replacements have been designed based on an average of the shapes of men and women and tend to fit men better.

Now with the Gender Specific Total Knee Replacement surgeons no longer are forced to compromise to get the best fit for their women patients.

The shape of the end of the femur (thigh bone) tends to more narrow and be thinner in the front in women. It also has a different angle coming down the leg from the hip.

The Gender Specific Total Knee Replacement take these differences into account in a new design for women who need a knee replacement.

I have been very pleased with the results of my patients who have had a Gender Specific Total Knee Replacement. The Gender Knee allows me to best match the shape of the patient to the knee replacement.

If you want to learn more about the Gender Specific Knee Replacement please make an appointment or you can visit the following web site.

www.zimmer.com