|Gender-Specific Artificial Knees |
Gender-Specific Artificial Knees
For decades, surgeons used the same shape artificial
joint for their male and female patients. But
today, women who are considering total knee
replacement surgery can have a prosthesis (artificial device)
that’s designed specifically for the female frame.
“In general, a woman’s knee is not only smaller than a
man’s, it has a distinct shape,” says Orthopedic Surgeon
David Bindelglass, MD, who, in 2006, performed the
first gender-specific knee replacement surgery in Fairfield
County. “The gender-specific prosthesis is narrower to
match the size and shape of woman’s body.”
These gender-specific knees provide women with better
results than their one-shape-fits-all predecessor. “Prior to
the gender-specific joint, women reported more pain
after surgery,” says Dr. Bindelglass. But now, according
to Dr. Bindelglass’s patients, the new gender-specific
knees can make everyday activities—such as climbing
stairs and getting in and out of a car—a whole lot easier!
Hip or Knee Pain? You Can Do Something About It!
Is hip or knee pain controlling your life? You
can do something about your pain! The Joint
Reconstruction Center at Bridgeport Hospital and
Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers invite people
with hip or knee pain and their families to this
Find out: What causes joint pain? How are women’s
and men’s knees different? What are the latest nonsurgical
and surgical treatments? Are you a candidate
for surgery? What are your options for rehabilitation?
What changes can be made at home to
assist your recovery?
Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport
Reservations are required. Please call us
toll free, 24/7, at 1-888-357-2396.