VERILAST◊ Knee Technology
Lab-tested to simulate the number of steps the average person takes in 30-years
If knee replacement is in your future, you've come to the right place to learn about one of the most exciting advancements in joint replacement materials in the past 20 years, VERILAST Knee Technology.
It's important to remember that not every knee implant is the same. VERILAST Knee Technology directly addresses two of the most commonly cited concerns associated with knee replacement implants:1
Whether or not to undergo knee replacement surgery is a very important decision. No matter how statistically safe and successful knee replacement surgery has proven to be, every surgery has risks. Before making any surgical decision, conversations should take place with your family, your primary care doctor and your orthopaedic surgeon to make sure that knee replacement with VERILAST Technology is the right course of action for your particular situation.
Important Testing Note
The results of laboratory wear simulation testing have not been proven to predict actual joint durability and performance in people. A reduction in wear alone may not result in improved joint durability and performance because other factors, such as bone structure, can affect joint durability and performance and cause medical conditions that may result in the need for additional surgery. These other factors were not studied as part of the testing.
Knee replacement surgery is intended to relieve knee pain and improve knee functions. There are potential risks with knee replacement surgery such as loosening, fracture, dislocation, wear and infection that may result in the need for additional surgery. Do not perform high impact activities such as running and jumping unless your surgeon tells you the bone has healed and these activities are acceptable. Early device failure, breakage or loosening may occur if you do not follow your surgeon's limitations on activity level. Early failure can happen if you do not guard your knee joint from overloading due to activity level, failure to control body weight or accidents such as falls. Talk to your doctor to determine what treatment may be best for you.
1 Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry Annual report. Adelaide: AOA; 2012.
The information listed on this site is common guidance and is not meant as medical advice. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation.