With its 155-degree high-flexion design and unique bone preserving properties, the award-winning U2 Knee™ system is ideal for reducing or relieving pain and/or improving knee function in skeletally mature patients who suffer from: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, primary and secondary traumatic arthritis, avascular necrosis of the femoral condyle, and other debilitating conditions. Innovative instrument set also supports minimally invasive surgical techniques, and offers predictable accuracy and precision during implant preparation and placement.
Includes: cementless porous CR and cemented CR & PS components, Ti forged baseplate, XPE tibial and patellar components.
U2 Knee™ system and instrument sets are designed and manufactured exclusively by United Orthopedic Corporation.
The U2 Knee™ System is available in a wide range of sizes, offering uncompromising intraoperative flexibility and full interchangeability of femoral, tibial and patellar components. Notable design features include:
1 Based on independent test report from EndoLab; completed at January 12, 2013.
2 Sathasivam and Walker: The conflicting requirements of laxity and conformity in total knee replacement. J. Biomech. 32: 239-247, 1999.
Thoughtful, surgeon-friendly design and modular, space-saving trays help reduce patients' time under anesthesia by making instrument identification and access quick and easy; only three trays are needed for CR or PS procedures. The design also reduces space needed in the OR and facilitates efficient, effective in-hospital instrument processing. Essential components of the U2 Knee™ System Instrument Set include:
The U2 Kneeï¿½ system is indicated in knee arthroplasty for reduction or relief of pain and/or improved knee function in skeletally mature patients with severe knee pain and disability due to rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, primary and secondary traumatic arthritis, polyarthritis, collagen disorders, avascular necrosis of the femoral condyle or pseudogout, post traumatic loss of joint configuration, particularly when there is patellofemoral erosion, dysfunction or prior patellectomy, moderate valgus, varus, or flexion deformities. This device may also be indicated in the salvage of previously failed surgical attempts if the knee can be satisfactorily balanced and stabilized at the time of surgery.