Patients suffering from knee pain resulting from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or traumatic arthritis now have an alternative to total knee replacement surgery.
The Biomet Vanguard XP total knee system is a cruciate retaining design that allows for the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) to be preserved while incorporating geometry to accommodate and enable the natural function of the ligaments of the knee. This innovative technique and implant provides patients with a more stable joint and less recovery time.
The Vanguard XP knee system is the first and only of its kind on the market, and leaves the body’s important ligamentous structures in place to create a more anatomic and natural feeling knee replacement.
Because of their advanced experience and skill in both uni-compartmental and total knee replacement, both Dr. Fogarty and Dr. Tanous are among the first surgeons in the Northwest Texas area to offer this innovative procedure to patients who meet the clinical indication(s). They are using the latest image-guided technology with the Biomet Vanguard XP total knee system. Computer-guided technology uses a special computer to guide the surgeon’s bone resections, which provides more accurate bone cuts for a custom fit and better patient outcome. With this ligament-sparing XP knee procedure, most patients can return home the day following, or sometimes the same day, the surgery is performed.
For more information or details about knee pain and the Biomet Vanguard XP total knee system please click on the links below or call Advanced Orthopaedics&Sports Medicine at 281.955.7577.