Is oxinium losing its luster commentary on an article by. Design of an advanced bearing system for total knee arthroplasty. Smith and nephew oxinium genesis ii and profix knee recall. Oxinium is the trade name for a bearing material manufactured by smith and nephew and available in the journey and genesis ii knees, and smith and nephew hip prostheses. Knee system is to enable a higher level of function for total knee replacement patientsto not only relieve pain, but to help them regain their active lifestyles. Knee replacement implants subject to recalls, lawsuits.
Oxinium knee archives knee replacement surgery india dr. Jan 17, 2016 oxinium knee total knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which damaged cartilage of knee joint is replaced with metal lining and plastic cushion. Nickel, cobalt, and chromium are commonly cited allergens for knee replacement patients. When combined with xlpe smith and nephews cross linked polyethylene it is known as verilast technology. Oxinium oxidized zirconium for hip and knee replacement.
The cementless versions of the oxinium genesis ii and profix ii were recalled in 2003 after the devices impaired bonding ability meant many patients had to have revision surgery for their knee implants. Oxinium is used with legion and journey knees and has been found to be a viable option for the metal sensitive knee and hip replacement patient. With the expected longevity of the implant ceramic coated knee implants are expected to outlive the patient. The ceramic surface is extremely abrasion resistant compared. If these components break, patients may develop severe pain, instability, and require revision surgery. About knee replacement surgery patient information there are potential risks with knee replacement surgery such as loosening, fracture, dislocation, wear and infection may result in additional surgery do not perform high impact activities such as running and jumping unless your surgeon tells you these activities are acceptable. This in turn will reduce the amount of suffering a patient often experiences due to a painful knee. Knee replacement surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures in the united states, with more than 600,000 surgeries performed every year. Because oxinium knee implants offer significantly less wear compared to cobalt chrome implants, they are expected to last considerably longer. I was told to wait at first, but my doctors and i now both agree i can no longer wait. Oxinium, a new alternative femoral bearing surface option for. Oxinium implants are 4900 more abrasion resistant and 20 times lighter than conventional cobalt chrome knee implants.
Oxinium, for hip and knee replacement, is a metal alloy material with a ceramic surface using a patented process. Advanced wear of an oxinium femoral head implant following. This means the replacement may provide improved wear performance. The problem with some implants is a defective tibial baseplate or femoral implant. Knee replacement for young and active patients oxinium knee. Twelveyear outcomes of an oxinium total knee replacement co. Revision tkr cubby217s has a new oxinium knee implant. Oxinium knee replacement in the past, orthopedic surgeons have been reluctant to offer young men and women knee joint replacement surgical options because their activity levels are naturally higher than older patients, and most conventional knee implants typically last only last between 10 and 15 years. Frustration with socialistic health care system of the netherlands brought this. Oxinium is used with legion and journey knees and has been found to be a. There are many types of knee replacement available.
Nov 11, 2016 recalled oxinium knee implants lead to revision surgery. Twelveyear outcomes of an oxinium total knee replacement. Whenever two surfaces move or rub relative to one another there is always a problem with the production of wear particles especially when one of the bearing surfaces is softer like for example, polyethylene. Nov 22, 2014 oxinium knee replacements are indicated in young patients. Sep, 2010 in the 7 th uk national joint registry report, the genesis 2 had 7% of the primary knee replacement and 5% of the revision market, and was growing in popularity. The forces generated as a knee or hip goes through its range of motion require a strong material that can withstand repeated sliding and rotating. Millions of americans have undergone knee replacement surgery to replace worn or damaged knee joints in hope of enjoying pain free, active, unencumbered lives. Surface oxidized zirconium oxzr, trademarked as oxinium smith and nephew. Unmatched function, motion and durability is achieved through the unique features of the journey ii bcs systemanatomic alignment, kinematics and advanced bearings. Oxinium, oxidized zirconium is a material used in hip and. Using data from a comprehensive national joint replacement registry, we compared the longterm outcomes after cruciateretaining total knee arthroplasty tka with an oxinium femoral component and those with the same prosthetic design but with a cocr femoral. Since the oxinium implant has recently been available in india, it is a boon for younger arthritic patients who need a knee replacement. Vertullo, mbbs, fracsorth, faortha, et al twelveyear outcomes of an oxinium total knee replacement compared with the same cobaltchromium design.
Learn more about verilast technology for hip and knee replacement. An overview of total knee arthroplasty studies offering clinical data with oxidized. Oxinium, oxidized zirconium is a material used in hip and knee. In fact, in the latest australian hip registry, where they monitor every hip that goes in, oxinium had the lowest revision rate of any hip on the market. Request pdf twelveyear outcomes of an oxinium total knee replacement compared with the same cobaltchromium design. Recalled oxinium knee implants lead to revision surgery. Oxinium has been around for 16 years and is the longest lasting hip and knee on the market the only one approved to last for 30 years by the fda. Im going to try the 30 yr knee because there are no guarantees that i will outlast them either.
Observation of lubrication mechanisms in knee replacement. Smith and nephew announced a voluntary recall of the cementless versions of their oxinium genesis ii and oxinium profix ii knee replacement systems. Knee replacement is a demanding procedure that requires a good working knowledge. Mar, 2016 cubby217 i also wanted to tell u that i had a bone scan done on my total knee replacement and it came back showing no loosening but when i found my new surgeon and he did my surgery my lower half of my replacement part wasnt even attached to the cement or bone. Traditional knee replacement options dont meet the need for higher functionality, improved motion or longterm.
Knee replacement in young patients dutch patient story, venkatachalam. Food and drug administration fda would not have forced a recall if the manufacturer had not acted first. Technology is the only bearing technology with published results of 45 million cycles of knee invitro wear simulation testing with the legion primary knee system. Knee replacement young patients india, durable materials. Oxinium knee implant cases are important when they involve your health. Obviously he does not truly believe you can be nickel sensitive. In 2003 it was introduced as a femoral head in hip arthroplasty surgery and had shown equivalent midterm results to cobaltchrome.
The implant is manufactured from oxinium oxidised zirconium and is said to have an anatomic design, with a deepened and lateralised trochlear groove, optimised for patellar tracking. Knee replacement surgery is often prescribed for patients who suffer from osteoarthritis. Aug 30, 2011 the journey patellofemoral replacement is part of the smith and nephew system for selective replacement of all or part of the knee. Oxinium is a superior implant that is expected to last longer and will allow active, younger patients to benefit much earlier from a replacement knee. Knee replacement can help relieve pain from joint trauma or degenerative disease like osteoarthritis. Request pdf oxinium, a new alternative femoral bearing surface option for hip replacement because it is difficult to adapt ceramic technology to prevent ceramic fractures, attention has been. Evaluation of the residual freeradical concentrations in these. For more information about the law firms practice areas please contact levy konigsberg llp at 12126056200 or 18009888005, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Twelveyear outcomes of an oxinium total knee replacement compared with the same cobaltchromium design. And in the life the results of retrieval analysis help to demonstrate the results we have seen in the lab. For a free confidential consultation with our knee replacement implant lawyers at our law firm, please call 18009888005 or submit an email inquiry above. Im scheduled for knee double total knee at end of aug. Patient was then scheduled for revision to a nickel free, oxinium smith. An analysis of 17,577 prostheses from the australian orthopaedic association.
The londonbased company reported that corrective followup surgery was needed for about 30 of the 3,000 patients fitted with the products in the united states, according to information first. Because oxinium knee implants offer significantly less wear compared to cobalt chrome implants, they are expected to last considerably. The recall of the smith and nephew knee replacement systems, oxinium genesis ii and oxinium profix, was a voluntary recall. Many candidates for knee replacement surgery are older patients who suffered.
Oxinium knee implants side effects parker waichman llp. However, total knee replacement is now a more prevalent procedure and. Entries tagged with oxinium knee knee avn treatment. Who would benefit most from an oxinium total knee replacement. Pdf surface damage to an oxinium femoral head prosthesis. Oxinium has been used for femoral components in total knee replacement since the 1980s. In these patients, oxinium tka had a higher cpr due to uncertain reasons. Is oxinium losing its luster commentary on an article by c.
Oxinium has proven to be a superior metal for use in hip and knee implants due to its reduced friction and increased resistance to scratching and abrasion. Total knee components are indicated for rheumatoid arthritis. Knee replacement surgery remains one of the most commonly performed replacement surgeries in the u. Im in my mid 40s and have been suffering for over 7 years. Oxinium knee implants, because of the material used, can cause serious damage, preventing you from living a normal life. See instructions for authors for a complete description of levels of evidence. Dec 28, 2008 a young and active patient talks about his oxinium knee replacement implanted with computer assisted navigation. It consists of a zirconium alloy metal substrate that transitions into a ceramic zirconium oxide outer surface the ceramic surface is extremely abrasion resistant compared to traditional metal implant materials such as.34 100 1329 665 231 1110 652 374 858 1351 984 902 578 351 445 522 800 1151 226 1381 722 276 118 1039 1070 297 328 1342 651 1378 952 37 305