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  • gandrfabgandrfab Posts: 21,646 AG
    That is cool :beer
  • 9ball9ball Posts: 694 Officer
    Deffinately a cool story, I hope it lasts a lifetime, but if you ever do have any future issues you won't have to go very far to file a complaint.
    “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Benjamin Franklin
  • King_MeKing_Me Posts: 7,096 Admiral
    What's it made out of? Titanium?
  • ChuddybuckrivetChuddybuckrivet Posts: 3,156 Officer
    King_Me wrote: »
    What's it made out of? Titanium?

    "Hindle and a team at Exactech, the Gainesville-based orthopaedic implant manufacturing company, had been working on the new Optetrak Logic, a knee implant that is made out of cobalt chrome instead of titanium and comes in three different sizes.

    “It’s stronger, more versatile. It doesn’t have as much give,” he said.
  • hebegbhebegb Posts: 8,722 Officer
    what was your recovery time?

    expected life cycle of parts?

    does it feel like your own knee?

    my knees suck, I need to start thinking about this
  • Orange'n'Blue SnapperOrange'n'Blue Snapper Posts: 1,384 Officer
    Is the knee cobalt chrome on cobalt chrome at the joint, similiar to the DePuy Pinnacle Hip?
  • magotmagot Posts: 6,638 Admiral
    Canuck33 wrote: »
    I made the news.

    That's cool. Congrats, Canuck. smiley-eatdrink004.gif

    But it's the G-ville Sun. Does that qualify as news? :shrug th_tooth.gif
  • Canuck33Canuck33 Posts: 49 Greenhorn
    I was back to work in 4 weeks, I used a walker for 3 days. The expected life is 15-20 years then it will hopefully just be a replacement of the poly piece inbetween the femoral and the tibia tray. It feels somewhat like my knee, but it still has the newness feel to it. So, the answer to Orange'n'Blue Snappers question it is not metal on metal there is a poly insert. I think that if you can't change the oil or grease it, then you shouldn't have metal on metal.
  • Orange'n'Blue SnapperOrange'n'Blue Snapper Posts: 1,384 Officer
    Good deal. My Aunt almost died from Cobalt Chrome metal poisoning from the DePuy hip. Her doctors had to remove a couple pounds of flesh from around her hip because it basically was either dead or loaded full of microscopic metal shavings and not salvageable. She was in ICU for a couple weeks and even after a year with a new, different, hip she's still in rehab becasue of the muscle loss, scar tissue and other stuff that got tore up for the couple months she had the DePuy hip.

    On a sidenote Exactech is an awesome company. We built the original facility and have been doing alot of renovations over the last couple years for them. They are right down the street from my office. They are one of the few companies who can still make money in todays economy. You work for a great company man.
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