Learn About Wright's Options
With Wright, you have options. Our products are all designed specifically to replicate normal knee motion by bending, rotating, and twisting, all with a high degree of stability and range of motion.
Depending on your disease state and your doctor recommendation, Wright has products designed specifically to provide a solution for you to get you back to your active lifestyle.
Total Knee Replacement
Most commonly, total knee replacement is performed as the surgical option of choice. Total knee replacement surgery has been performed for over thirty years, providing relief for those with chronic, debilitating pain caused by degeneration of the cartilage in the knee, angular deformities, or serious knee injuries. The surgery isn't even quite so radical as the name might imply - in truth, only a small portion of bone in the knee is removed and covered with a combination of metal and plastic components to form the new surfaces of the joint. With the new surfaces sliding together smoothly, the diseased bone no longer rubs together and pain is relieved. To learn more about total knee replacement, click here.
Total Knee Replacement Options
Minimally-Invasive Surgery (MIS)
Wright Medical provides minimimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) which provides:
- Smaller Incision
- Less Pain
- Faster recovery
Wright introduced the ODYSSEY® Tissue Preserving Initiative. ODYSSEY® products and processes enable surgeons to confidently and consistently perform MIS procedures without having to radically change the surgical techniques with which they are most familiar.
Partial Knee Replacement
A unicompartmental replacement or partial knee joint replacement is the replacement of one compartment of the knee. There are three compartments to the knee: two are located where the tibia and the femur link, and the third is located underneath the patella (knee cap). This surgery is generally considered in cases where there is pain in one compartment but the other two are unaffected. X-rays may also be used to confirm the presence of arthritis and determine if this form of surgery will be beneficial to you. Partial knee replacement is less common than total knee replacement, simply because in some cases the disease affects all three compartments. To learn more about partial knee replacement, click here.