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30 Year Knee

Jackson-Madison County General Hospital announces breakthrough technology in knee replacement surgery. It's the new Legion knee implant and it was designed to withstand 30 years of use--far beyond a regular knee replacement.

According to the Memphis Business Journal: The Legion knee implant was made using Verilast technology, which combines Smith & Nephew's patented Oxinium metal alloy and a polyethylene plastic, on opposite sides of the implant. Smith & Nephew has used the Oxinium material in its implants for more than a decade, but the Legion implant represents the first time the company combined it with the polyethylene. Currently, if a knee replacement fails due to wear, the patient will undergo a surgery to replace components, resulting in more cost for implants, surgery and the risk of infection and bone loss for the patient.

Alice Wright had the procedure done at General Hospital. "After having the first knee done, I couldn't wait to have the second one done because the pain was so much better! I was hurting all the time and after I had the surgery, I got my life back. I was able to garden and play wiht my grandchildren again. I would recommend anyone who needs the surgery," said Alice.

As with any surgical procedure, you should consult your doctor to make sure Legion Knee Implant is right for you.


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