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Journey II

Journey II

 

The doctors at Core Orthopedics and Sports Medicine strive to offer our patients innovative orthopedic solutions. We pride ourselves on our implementation of cutting-edge technology to afford our patients an overall improvement of their quality of life. One way that we do this for patients with knee problems is with the Journey II BCS knee, a high-performance knee implant.

 

The Journey II BCS knee is a second-generation knee replacement that combines the stability and natural motion of the human knee with new low-friction materials that may extend the life of the implant. During surgery, the knee is implanted carefully while addressing its shape relative to a patient’s muscles, ligaments, and tendons to ensure the natural feeling of the implant after the operation.

 

This knee implant is part of a new chapter, as it departs from the traditional knee implants, which attempt to recreate the subtle swing-and-rotate action of a healthy knee with either a rotating platform within the implant or with an angled alignment of the implant during surgery. With these traditional knee implants’ slightly unnatural shapes and motion, your muscles and ligaments end up working harder. They can lead to joint pain, muscle fatigue, and an unnatural feeling while walking or bending.

 

The JOURNEY II BCS knee is designed differently, with natural internal knee shapes and angled forces in mind to give patients the same full range of motion as a natural, healthy knee. It is built upon biomedical engineering principles that your real knee currently uses. Because of this, the Journey II BCS knee replacement doesn’t cause stress on your soft tissues after surgery since they don’t have to adjust the unnatural shapes and forces caused by traditional implants.

 

The JOURNEY II BCS knee also reproduces the stability provided by your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and your posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). Your ACL and PCL are key to the stability of your real joint and contribute to natural motion when your knee is fully extended and fully bent. No other knee implant reproduces both functions.

 

Implant Components and Surfaces

Each Journey II BCS knee replacement is made up of four parts: The tibial component with two elements (metal base and a plastic insert), the femoral component and the patellar component. The tibial component replaces the top of the tibia or the shin bone. The femoral component replaces the bottom of the thigh bone or femur. And the patellar component replaces the surface of the kneecap to protect the joint.

 

In order to be considered successful, a knee implant will need to be able to withstand the rigors of daily activity. A major factor in its strength is the quality of the artificial surfaces that slide against each other in the new joint. In the past few decades, these surface material options have been somewhat limited, but the Journey II BCS knee utilizes a relatively new material, OXINIUM Oxidized Zirconium, to ensure joint strength and durability.

 

The Procedure

The procedure will take between one and two hours and will consist of the following steps:

  1. An incision is made extending from the thigh, past the inside edge of the kneecap, and down to the shinbone.
  2. The end of the femur is shaped in preparation for sizing the femoral trial component.
  3. The top of the tibia is shaped for proper sizing of the tibial trial component.
  4. The trial units are put in place and the appropriate implant size is selected.
  5. The knee is assessed for alignment, stability, and range of motion.
  6. The underside of the kneecap is prepared and patella trial is selected.
  7. The trial units are removed and the final femoral, tibial, and patella components are implanted.

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