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August 22, 2010

Gender-Specific Knee Implants No Better Than Standard Prostheses

Gender-specific total knee prostheses do not offer women any clinical benefits when compared with standard prostheses, according to a recent study in Bone and Joint Surgery. The study analysed 85 women who received two knee implants, one gender-specific and one standard, for two

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Gender-specific total knee prostheses do not offer women any clinical benefits when compared with standard prostheses, according to a recent study in Bone and Joint Surgery.

The study analysed 85 women who received two knee implants, one gender-specific and one standard, for two years after surgery.

Both implants had a similar range of motion and similar knee scores. Patient satisfaction for each implant was also similar – 8.3 points for standard implants and 8.1 for gender-specific implants.

Some 84% of women had no preference over two implants, 9% of women preferred standard implants and 7% preferred gender-specific implants.

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