What Types of Implants Are Used for Knee Replacement Surgery?

What Types of Implants Are Used?

Every surgery requires special instruments. With a surgery for knee replacement, a special implant consisting of an artificial joint is used to replace your knee. The implants are made of metal, normally an alloy, which is a combination of several metals.
Most implant designs use a small, specialized plastic insert between the two metal parts to act as a weight-bearing surface for the joint, much like your natural cartilage. Depending on the type of implant, bone cement may be used to fix the implant components securely into place.
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