Successful long-term clinical outcomes4
Fixed Bearing as cruciate ligament-conserving (CR) or cruciate ligament replacement (PS) are available. GEMINI SL Fixed Bearing consists of a single tibial metal casing, which enables both cruciate ligament preservation (CR) and cruciate ligament replacement (PS) options. This simplifies the choice of implant and gives intraoperative flexibility.
Additional LINK PorEx (TiNbN) surface modification results in a ceramic-like surface, which significantly reduces chrome and nickel ion release. 14
Thanks to its outstanding harness, abrasion properties similar to ceramics and a larger wetting angle, in contact with liquids the PorEx surface against UHMWPE has a lower coefficient of friction compared to CoCrMo surfaces.14
Features of GEMINI SL Fixed Bearing PS:
If the ligaments and capsule are intact and joint stability is good, the Fixed Bearing Cruciate Retaining (CR) version can be used for natural joint reconstruction.
The Fixed Bearing CR with moderate congruence reduces the bone loading by means of enhanced load distribution, and enables natural femoral rollback and femur rotation.15
If the posterior cruciate ligament is insufficient or has been removed,
the Fixed Bearing Posterior Stabilized (PS) version is used.
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