OXINIUM - is oxidized zirconium is a revolutionary new material that is harder and 4900 times more resistant to scratching than the common implant material

cobalt chrome . The oxinium alloy is also smoother than other metals , so there is less friction and wear , which means you implant may last significantly longer . And if metal allergy is a concern , these components are made from one of the most biocompatable materials .

AN OXINIUM KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY IS NO DIFFERENT FROM A REGULAR KNEE REPLACEMENT ,except the material used ,  the company (smith and nephew , usa) is the manufacturer- Implant cost  40,000 INR HIGHER THAN REGULAR KNEE(INDIAN PT) .

What is VERILAST Technology for Knees?

VERILAST technology is the first device to combine an OXINIUM Oxidized Zirconium femoral component with a highly crosslinked ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHM-WPE) tibial insert to form an advanced TKA bearing.

  • The first knee lab tested to demonstrate wear performance sufficient for 30 years of use under typical conditions* 
  • Offers the younger, more active patients a TKA solution designed to address their increased expectations for wear performance. 
  • An often used solution in total knee replacement for patients with metal sensitivity.

VERILAST Technology is offered for the following knee implants:

When used with our LEGION  Total Knee System , it demonstrated an impressive 81% reduction in wear in simulated lab testing compared to conventional materials. Plus, wear simulation indicates that the LEGION Cruciate Retaining Knee System with VERILAST Technology may last up to 30 years of wear - that's twice the current industry standard of 15 years.