Unique to Smith & Nephew, VERILAST™ Technology was created to address two of the most common concerns facing total hip and knee implants; metal allergy and implant wear.
Could you have an allergic reaction to your new implant? Allergic reactions aren’t only reserved for food, medication or airborne particles. Many people have similar sensitivities to the metal in everyday items like jewelry, watches and buttons. Two metals most commonly associated with this type of sensitivity are nickel and chromium – both of which are present in cobalt chrome, the metal alloy used in most hip and knee implants. Click below to learn how VERILAST™ Technology addresses this issue.
Metal allergies in Total Hip implants >>
Metal allergies in Total Knee implants >>
How long do you want your new implant to last? Just like the surfaces of your natural joint, artificial implants can wear down over time. This type of implant wear is a leading cause of hip and knee replacement failure. VERILAST Technology addresses implant wear by using a one-of-a-kind combination of advanced wear-reducing materials.
Wear reduction in Total Hip implants >>
Wear reduction in Total Knee implants >>
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VISIONAIRE™ Patient Matched Technology
Every patient is unique. Our VISIONAIRE™ Patient Matched Technology uses your own x-ray and MRI data to build the instruments customized to fit your specific knee.
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BIRMINGHAM HIP™ Resurfacing (BHR™)
BIRMINGHAM HIP™ Resurfacing is a bone-conserving approach for active patients suffering from hip pain. Rather than replacing the entire hip joint, as in a total hip replacement, hip resurfacing simply shaves and caps a few centimeters of bone within the joint.
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About Smith & Nephew
Smith & Nephew is a global medical device company committed to helping people regain their lives by repairing and healing the human body. For more than 150 years, we have developed advanced medical devices for healthcare professionals around the world. Our pioneering technologies enable surgeons and other medical practitioners to provide effective treatment to patients more quickly and economically than ever before.