December 06, 2014
Christie Clinic Orthopedic Surgeon, Richard Goding, MD, is now offering VERILAST™ Knee Technology.For years, orthopedic surgeons have cautioned knee replacement patients with the same warning – any implant can fail after years of use, and if that happens, it has to be revised. While that message is still true, the likelihood of a patient’s knee implant failing due to normal wear has been dramatically reduced thanks to VERILAST™ Knee Technology.
Unlike other knee implants, made from cobalt chrome metal and a high-density plastic, VERILAST Technology is made from a proprietary metal alloy called OXINIUM™ Oxidized Zirconium and a highly cross-linked polyethylene. By combining these two low-friction materials, a knee implant with VERILAST Technology can significantly reduce the kind of wear that can cause an implant to wear out before its time. This is the first knee implant to be lab-tested for 30 years of simulated wear performance, more than double the length of other tests.
“I want to offer my patients a knee implant that lasts and I’m pleased VERILAST technology has been wear tested out to 30 simulated years for a market that views 10 to 15 years as the gold standard. This is not an incremental improvement; it’s a generational leap forward for active patients”, said Dr. Goding.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Goding, call 217.366.1237 or for more information, visit www.christieclinic.com