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Verilast – Great News for Total Knee Replacement Patients

If you are considering a total knee replacement, the following article will provide insight into a new knee replacement technology available in Redding, California: Verilast.

Verilast Total Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement

Verilast Total Knee Replacement

For anyone suffering from knee pain, a total knee replacement can offer a new life of mobility and freedom from years of pain. One of the biggest concerns of anyone facing a total knee replacement is “how long will it last?”

Multiple factors affect how long a total knee replacement will last, with primary factors being:

  • How well the knee is aligned in surgery.
  • The durability of the components of the replacement knee

Verilast is a new knee replacement technology that is documented to dramatically increase the life of a knee replacement.

Historically total knee replacements have been anticipated to last 10 to 15 years. The Verilast knee has been tested to simulate 30 years of wear performance. Smith & Nephew, the make of the Verilast technology, has received approval from the FDA (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) to support its claims of the 30-year claim.

“Physically active patients want to end their knee pain for good,” said Joseph M. DeVivo, president of Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics. “We’re working to make knee implants that last a lifetime — that’s our goal, and we’ve validated Verilast technology out to 30 years for a market that views 10 to 15 years as the gold standard.”

For more information, and/or to find out if a Verilast total knee replacement could be a solution for your knee pain, click here to request an appointment with a Shasta Orthopaedics knee replacement specialist or call 530/246-2467.

Watch Verilast Video from Smith & Nephew

You can also learn more about Verilast at Smith & Nephew’s Website.

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