The XP Total Knee Replacement is an innovative alternative to traditional knee replacement surgery for active individuals who want to continue playing sports after they have had their knee replaced.
While most total knee replacements would remove the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and some would remove the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) as well, the Vanguard XP Preserving Knee implant designed by Biomet® keeps the ACL and other healthy ligaments in place. This way, rather than relying on the prosthesis to stabilize the knee, the patient will have natural ligaments that continue to perform this function, helping the knee work more like normal after surgery.
Dr. Ira Guttentag of Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine is one of a small number of surgeons to have performed this procedure. Compared to people who have undergone traditional knee replacement, his patients with the Vanguard XP Preserving Knee have experienced the following benefits:
- Movement that feels more natural
- Greater range of motion
- Faster recovery
- Reduced post-operative pain
Individuals who are interested in determining whether they are a candidate for this procedure should schedule an appointment with Dr. Guttentag for an evaluation. In most cases, conservative treatments such as medication, physical therapy, and injections will be recommended before surgery, to see if they provide sufficient relief.
When surgery is deemed necessary, patients can have confidence knowing that Dr. Guttentag is a highly experienced surgeon who performs hundreds of total knee replacements every year. In fact, his extensive surgical expertise is one main reason he was chosen by Biomet® to be a leader in utilizing the Vanguard XP Preserving Knee.
To learn more about the XP Total Knee Replacement or any other treatments that are available for knee pain, instability, or loss of function, contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine and schedule a consultation with Dr. Guttentag.