Hinge knee implant improves on patients' range of motion

Published date : 15 September 2012
Article date : 13 September 2012

Medical Device Summit reports that Smith & Nephew has launched the Legion HK hinge knee implant in the US and Canada. The manufacturer says that the device uses a rotating technology which has been modelled on natural knee anatomy to improve on patients' range of motion while reducing the stress placed on the hinge link. This, they claim, reduces long-term wear-and-tear. 

The article goes on to say that the hinge knee device follows S&N's Legion total knee which has been implanted in about 1 million patients over the last 15 years. The company has said that the new device is designed for patients with highly unstable knees and ligaments that can't support the more common total knee.

Source: Sangita Viswanathan, Medical Device Summit, 12th September 2012

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