Gender Specific Knees
Women are an important group to consider in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Approximately 55% of knee replacements performed in Australia are performed on women. Academic studies have also shown that osteoarthritis of the knee is more prevalent in women than in men.
Despite the larger number of women suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, for decades implants were developed based on knee models that did not look at the differences between men and women.