Smith & Nephew has long considered the unique anatomical dimensions of women’s knees when creating new technologies. In fact, each of Smith & Nephew’s knee replacements has been designed to appropriately fit female patients.
Not only do Smith & Nephew knee implants conform to the shapes and dimensions of female knee anatomy, but the exclusive material from which their thighbone portion is made is the lightest weight knee implant metal on the market. And this exclusive technology is the only hypoallergenic material available for women’s knee implants.
Fit for Women
Smith & Nephew knees are shaped to fit the natural dimensions of female knee anatomy. In the sizes most common for women, they are intentionally thinned and narrowed to precisely match the wafers of bone they replace, and also take into account the angle at which a woman’s knee is affected by the angle of her hips—which differs between the genders.
The thighbone portion of many Smith & Nephew knees is made with exclusive OXINIUM◊ technology, which is 20% lighter than the metal used in other knee implants.
If metal jewelry irritates your skin, choose your knee implant carefully. Only knee implants made with OXINIUM technology are hypoallergenic. Knee implant made with Smith & Nephew’s high performance knees for active women are made from this exclusive material.
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