What is Stryker Triathlon knee made of?

What is Stryker Triathlon knee made of?

The Triathlon Tritanium Metal-Backed Patella* features Stryker’s Tritanium 3D porous metal technology, made from commercially pure titanium, on the metal underside of the patella .

What is Stryker Triathlon?

Total Knee System. The Triathlon Total Knee System is a primary total knee replacement system designed to work with the body. Triathlon has been implanted in over 3 million patients worldwide. Triathlon Total Knee is available for use with the Mako System for Mako Total Knee.

What metal is in Stryker knee replacement?

The majority of standard TKA systems are traditionally made with cobalt chromium alloy and occasionally titanium or zirconium. The cobalt chrome alloy does contain a mixture of metals including nickel that are linked to metal hypersensitivity.

How much does a Stryker knee cost?

Stryker is launching its Triathlon total knee on its Mako robotic system, reportedly priced at $1 million, at a time of bundled payments and cost consciousness in joint replacement procedures.

Is there a recall on Stryker knee replacements?

Nearly 1,000 implant parts used in knee surgeries have been affected by DePuy, Zimmer-Biomet and Stryker knee replacement recalls….Knee Recalls by Manufacturer, 2003 – 2018.

Knee Replacement Manufacturer Knee Recalls
Stryker 125
Smith & Nephew 15
Wright Medical** 4

Can you kneel down with a knee replacement?

According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, kneeling is not harmful to your knee after a total knee replacement, although it may be uncomfortable.

How long does a Stryker Triathlon knee replacement last?

Our results suggest that the Triathlon TKR results in excellent patient outcomes and survivorship up to 10 years post-operative and are comparable to other published research on the Triathlon knee prosthesis.

How long does a Stryker knee replacement last?

In 85% to 90% of people who have a total knee replacement, the knee implants used will last about 15 to 20 years. This means that some patients who have a knee replacement at a younger age may eventually need a second operation to clean the bone surfaces and refixate the implants.

How much does a Stryker Total knee weigh?

The weight of the prosthesis will be more than the weight of the bone that is removed. The weight will vary according to your size, but in general may weigh one to two pounds.

How much does a Stryker knee replacement weigh?

Can you run after knee replacement?

While the bone healing into the undersurface of the implants is mostly complete after six weeks, the rest of the body usually requires four to six months of training before running is safe.

How long do Stryker knees last?