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Rotating Platform Knees

Also called as mobile bearing knee joint.
Johnson and Johnson's DePuy offers two Sigma Rotating Platform Knee Systems:
  • Sigma RP Knee System
  • Sigma RP-F Knee System
The Rotating Platform Knee is based on a mobile-bearing knee, which DePuy Orthopaedics pioneered 30 years ago.

Key Facts About Rotating Platform Knees

  • When the knee rotates, more stress is placed on the joint. This may accelerate the aging of a knee replacement implant. However, Sigma Rotating Platform Knees are designed to accommodate these stresses and help increase the implant's longevity.
  • Rotating Platform Knees have been proven to reduce implant wear by 94% over traditional knee implant
  • Rotating Platform Knee can restore their ability to enjoy an active lif
  • Minimizing implant wear can help the knee replacement last longer
  • Women may be especially interested in this technology (Women knees rotate more than those of a man during normal movement)
  • Studies show that even after 20 years, more than 97% of these implants are still in use
  • More than one million Rotating Platform Knees have been implanted worldwide

Knee Flexion and Rotation simulator - Johnson and Johnson Depuy

Use the Knee Flexion and Rotation simulator below to understand how the knee moves throughout the patient's daily life and how the Rotating Platform Knee technology may help to regain more natural motion.

Comparing Rotating Platform with Fixed-Bearing

Here is the comparison between Rotating Platform (mobile-bearing) knee replacement implant and a traditional (Fixed-Bearing) implant:
Note: Both Rotating Platform Fixed-Bearing designs have distinct advantages. The orthopaedic surgeon can help the patient to determine the right implant based on the patient's lifestyle.
Rotating PlatformFixed-Bearing
The plastic spacer can rotate, which reduces the stress and wear on the implant The shinbone is topped with a flat metal piece.The flat metal piece securely holds the plastic spacer (bearing), securely in place
Knee implants - Rotating vs fixed
Blue area in above picture shows the amount of rotation allowed by the Rotating Platform Knee.

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