Triathlon Knee Replacement

Personalized Approach to Knee Pain

Every individual experiences knee pain differently. It’s crucial to communicate with us about the underlying cause of your knee pain so that you can explore the treatment options tailored to your needs.


Exploring Knee Compartments

Arthritis, a common cause of knee pain, can impact any of the three compartments of the knee joint. Let’s delve into the various areas where arthritis can affect the knee:

  • The inner side of the knee, known as the medial compartment.
  • The outer side of the knee, referred to as the lateral compartment.
  • The top of the knee, also called the kneecap or patella compartment.


Understanding Arthritis Pain

Pain stemming from arthritis and joint degeneration can vary in intensity and pattern. It may be persistent or intermittent, triggered by movement or rest, and localized or widespread across the body. If conservative treatments like medication haven’t provided sufficient relief, total knee replacement surgery might offer relief from arthritis pain.


Insight into Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement involves replacing the diseased or damaged area of all three knee compartments with an artificial joint called an implant. The Triathlon Knee sets itself apart from traditional knee replacements due to its single radius design. This design ensures a constant center of rotation as your knee flexes and extends, akin to a circle. Let’s take a closer look at how it functions:


Crucial Details Regarding Knee Replacements

Overview of Eligibility: Total knee replacement is intended for individuals suffering from joint diseases caused by degenerative, rheumatoid, and post-traumatic arthritis, as well as moderate knee deformities.

Factors Contradicting Surgery: Knee replacement surgery may not be suitable for patients with certain conditions, including specific infections, mental or neuromuscular disorders posing risks of prosthetic instability or postoperative complications, compromised bone structure, skeletal immaturity, severe knee instability, or excessive body weight.

Anticipating Side Effects: Knee replacement surgery carries serious risks, such as peripheral neuropathies, circulatory issues, genitourinary problems, gastrointestinal issues, vascular complications, bronchopulmonary disorders, heart attack, and even mortality.

Potential Implant Complications: Implant-related risks that may necessitate revision include dislocation, loosening, fractures, nerve damage, abnormal bone growth, implant wear, metal sensitivity, soft tissue imbalance, osteolysis, and reactions to particle debris. It’s important to note that knee implants may not replicate the same feel or performance as a healthy joint.

The provided information serves educational purposes only. Consult your doctor to determine if knee replacement surgery is suitable for you. Individual outcomes vary, and not all patients regain the same activity level post-surgery. The lifespan of any joint replacement is not indefinite and varies with each individual. Your doctor will offer guidance on maintaining your activities to potentially extend the device’s lifespan. Strategies may include avoiding high-impact activities like running and maintaining a healthy weight. Discuss with your doctor if the Triathlon knee is right for you.

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