The Birmingham Knee Replacement (BKR) has been developed to address the poor patient satisfaction scores commonly associated with “regular” knee replacements on the market.
Studies have shown that 20% of patients with regular Total Knee Replacements (TKRs) are dissatisfied with their knee function in the months and years following surgery1. The main issue is that these knee implants fail to accurately replicate physiological knee function. Consequently regular TKRs cause pain and tightness at the front of the knee, limited leg flexion and difficulty with day-to-day activities when implanted in patients. It is no secret that many patients with these types of TKR have to give up activities and hobbies altogether following surgery.
The BKR is unique because it closely matches the anatomy and kinematics of the natural knee structure. In contrast, BKR patients are able to be highly active following surgery; getting back to golf, skiing, cycling and more.
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