Spring 2010
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 FREE lecture.

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.