Spire Cheshire Hospital is pleased to add the KineSpring® Knee Implant System to its range of orthopaedic treatments. Performed by Professor Mike McNicholas this new minimally invasive treatment offers pain relief for patients with osteoarthritis.
Goals of osteoarthritis treatment include minimising pain, restoring normal activity levels and slowing disease progression
About knee osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects the joints; it usually develops in people over 50 years of age and is more common in women than men. It is also known as degenerative joint disease and can lead to a breakdown of the joint’s cartilage, which is the firm material that lines the joints and allows them to move without friction. As the cartilage in the joint wears away, the bone ends may begin to rub against each other, causing pain.
KineSpring® Knee Implant System
The KineSpring System is a joint preserving implant for suitable patients who might otherwise be considering a knee replacement. The KineSpring System offers an option between injection treatments and high tibial osteotomy treatment, and can provide pain relief with the preservation of the patients own knee and continuation of impact activities and heavy manual work, unlike partial or total joint replacement where such activities may lead to early failure of the replacement and the need for revision joint replacement.
The KineSpring System is designed to treat osteoarthritic pain by absorbing excess load placed on the knee joint. By reducing the load supported by the diseased knee the KineSpring System is intended to protect cartilage while maintaining the joint’s natural motion and structural integrity. In this way the system also helps to treat loss of function from the knee.
Click here to read about The KineSpring Procedure.