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.