What is Golden Knee Replacement?
The golden knee replacement surgery is a blessing for the people who have metal allergy. These knee implants have enhanced surface coating of Titanium Niobium Nitride (TiNiN). This coating gives the implant a golden colored look & improves the longevity and performance of knee replacement surgery. This coating also makes the implant allergy proof.
Why Golden Knee Replacement Surgery is done?
Gold knee is one of the best implants available today and the most successful too. It not only increases the life of the implant but also prevents any allergic reactions in patient.
Regular knee implants made of chromium cobalt alloy tend to release metal ions in the body. In patients who have metal allergy, these metal ions can cause inflammation in the knee area and eventually cause complications like infection, loosening and persistent knee pain.
Golden Knee implants do not induce allergic reaction with human tissue. Its wear and tear is very low. Hence a Golden Knee replacement Surgery is generally suggested for such patients. Due to its improved longevity of up to 40 years, this implant is preferred for knee replacements in patients younger than 60 years.