Zimmer Biomet launched a new total knee implant, the first of its kind to incorporate two polyethylene bearings on the medial and lateral sides of the device rather than just one polyethylene piece between the metal components of the implant.
“I believe that our newly released Vanguard Individualized Design will revolutionize total knee replacement. With the ability to fine tune the knee’s balance through the use of independent medial and lateral bearing thickness and constraint options, we will arm the surgeon with the ultimate soft tissue respecting capability,” said Todd Davis, vice president and general manager of Zimmer Biomet’s global knee business, in a statement.
The Vanguard Individualized Design is a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) device that allows surgeons to mix and match bearing shapes and thicknesses to match their patients’ individual anatomies, according to the statement. This personalized approach enables a better fit while preserving soft tissue around the joint. The new implant is a follow-up to the company’s original Vanguard Knee system, launched in 2003.