July 23, 2014: Pictures of the new knee

Here is the view from front to back. The space between the implants is occupied by plastic (polyethylene), which takes the place of cartilage. This is the spacing that a good knee shows, and which I did not have. The staples are on the inside (medial) of the leg.



And this is the side view, anterior to medial. Kneecap at left. Bone at right is the other leg. Patella at upper left. Fibula is visible, but the knee connects femur with tibia. There is more to the implant than one can see. Posts fix the pieces in place, and make the removed ACL and one other ligament irrelevant for stability. And a plastic piece is attached to the inside of the patella.


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