Until now, the implant used in a Total knee replacement was designed from the average measurements between men and women's knees. The Gender specific knee is unique as it has been developed to conform to the anatomy of the female knee.
WHAT IS A GENDER-SPECIFIC IMPLANT?
A gender-specific total joint replacement implant is a prosthesis that is specifically designed either for a male or a female. The size of the implant is slightly different to accommodate for the slightly different size of the bones between genders.
The idea behind doing this is that by better replicating the normal anatomy, the joint replacement implants may allow for better function, as well as improved durability.
The Gender Knee has a thinner profile than traditional knee replacements, it allows for more natural movement of the kneecap, and it has a shape specially contoured for women.