Southeast Hospital Offers Knee Shaped for a Woman's Anatomy

There has never been a better time for women with severe knee pain to consider joint replacement.

Less-invasive surgical techniques, such as Zimmer® Gender Solutions™ Knee, have reduced hospital stays and shortened incisions, helping patients return home and to work sooner.

Southeast Hospital offers Zimmer® Gender Solutions™ Knee – the first and only knee replacement shaped to fit a woman’s anatomy.

Women account for nearly two thirds of the more than 400,000 people who undergo knee replacement in the U.S. each year, according to the Department of Health and Human Resources.

Women depend on their knees
The numbers suggest that many more women may need knee surgery than currently undergo it, as studies also show that women are three times less likely than men to undergo the procedure. The new advances may help bring relief to more women.
Bending knee  

The Zimmer® Gender Solutions™ Knee is the only knee offering all three of these features:

  1. Thinner profile to feel natural, not bulky
  2. More natural movement when bending and walking
  3. Contoured shape for a more precise fit

When an individual has severe knee pain or significant disability resulting from arthritis or injury, their orthopedic surgeon can help determine if and when it is time for knee replacement surgery. As with every surgical procedure, there are risks and the potential for complications. Individual results may vary. Success depends on factors such as age, weight and activity level.

You can also learn more at Zimmer's Gender Knee Website.