There seems to be a growing consensus among orthopaedic surgeons that implants that retain thenormal anterior cruciate ligament and preserve more of the articular geometry provide distinct advantages of superior proprioception, kinematics, and a more rapid recovery over tricompartmental knee replacement . Out of the need for a simplified procedure that retained versatility and at the same time gave a longer life to the implants the Ceramic Unicompartmental Knee System was born. It represents a continuation of the legacy of successful Marmor design The key design goals are focused on:
Optimizing implant design through shape and size thereby reduplicating the anatomy of the original knee . As a result the “ Replaced Knee “ feels very much like a normal knee . In fact one of the key feature of the surgery is to restore the knee to “ pre disease “ state .
Simplifying technique through streamlined instrumentation and familiar principles.
Increasing longevity through use of an advanced bearing material . The system utilizes Ceramic surface like Oxinium for femoral compomemt and Cross Linked poly like XLPE for bearing surface .
Employing truly minimally invasive tissue and bone preserving surgical techniques .