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Zimmer’s advanced Knee Replacement System Persona now available in India

Zimmer, a leading International Knee replacement company announced the availability of Persona, a newly developed knee replacement for patient’s suffZimmer Imageering from acute knee problems, in India. It ushers in a new era in total knee replacement, combining personalized implants with intelligent instrumentation, there by offering a higher level of intraoperative precision. Persona was developed and perfected over a period of 5 years by scientist and engineers in active consultation with leading orthopaedic surgeons from across the world, using advanced principles of morphology, physiology, kinesiology and material science.

Persona is now available to people in Kochi-Kerala and other parts of India, suffering from chronic knee problems and advised knee replacement surgery by doctors. Persona Knee System, with its substantive benefits and science behind development is sure to emerge as the system of choice for surgeons looking for truly personalized knee replacement systems for their patients’ needs. Every year 4000 patientsundergo knee replacement surgery inKerala, with 40% of these surgeries taking place in Ernakulam.

Kerala has around one lac people suffering from knee problems and the number is expected to grow in the coming years. Until now there has been a disconnect between patients’ expectations and the result after the surgery with patients complaining of their knee not feeling natural. The existing knee replacement surgery options have limitations of forms & sizes. Persona addresses these issues through an anatomically advanced design and a personalized fit, which also translates into a faster recovery time for patients. The Persona system gives surgeons special tools that assist them in precision placement of the knee replacement system.

Research shows that differences in bone shape influence the way knee replacements fit.  Zimmer pioneered gender-specific knee replacement designs, and with Persona is now extending that science to account for patient ethnicity and stature. It means Persona replicates the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee for a better fit, more natural feel and more normal function. Persona’s unmatched range of knee shapes and sizes offers patients the best possible fit for the best possible outcome.

Zimmer is a worldwide leader in musculoskeletal health care and has been since our founding more than 80 years ago. Zimmer’s global team of more than 8,500 employees works to provide effective, creative solutions that support orthopaedic surgeons and clinicians to restore mobility and treat arthritis and traumatic injuries. Zimmer’s joint replacement technologies and a wide range of related products and services make the company a valuable partner to health care providers in more than 100 countries.