He adds: “Whereas previous prosthetic knee designs allowed either good stability but with limited motion, or good motion with poor stability; this new pivot-medial knee replacement allows both, excellent range of movement and complete stability within a shorter period of time from the surgery date than a traditional knee implant.”
The knee prosthesis features a titanium niobium nitride coating, which creates a barrier against the potential release of metal ions common in cobalt chrome implants. This is particularly important in patients with metal sensitivity, according to Dr. Al Shaeel.
Due to its pivot design, it overcomes the limitations of traditional implants by delivering improved anatomic motion, flexion stability, and wear-limiting design characteristics.
The procedure was successfully performed at the end of December and the patient could return home after just few days. Speaking from his home, Mohamed Al Balooki, who is in his 50s, says, “I was initially resigned to the fact that I would have limited movement for the rest of my life. However, I am now able to enjoy all of the activities I used to, and it feels really natural; I can’t tell the difference between my old knee when it was healthy, and this one.
“I am deeply grateful to Dr Al Shaeel and the entire medical team at Healthpoint. They monitored me every step of the way making sure my road to recovery goes as smooth as possible.”
Dr. Al Shaeel adds, “The knee has been shown to have good longevity, with proven survivorship of up to 20 years.”
Healthpoint’s community physicians have out-patient centers, and partner with the premium hospital to make use of its operating theatres, day use wards and inpatient facilities. This allows community physicians to expand the services they are able to offer and for the patient to be in the very safest of hands.