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At Nano Clinic, You Can Count On: A Faster Return to the Active Lifestyle You Love

Today’s knee replacement patients are younger, healthier and more active than ever. They need an artificial joint that can keep up with them – and that’s what we deliver at Nano. We’ll do everything within our power to make sure you:

  • Are on your feet 30 minutes after surgery
  • Return to the comfort of your home within two hours
  • Recover faster and with less pain when compared to traditional joint surgery
  • Enjoy full range-of-motion and a durable implant that works as hard as you do

The reality is traditional implants don’t cut it anymore – not for our patients. Our next generation artificial joints are engineered to work with your active lifestyle – not against it. We break through the barriers associated with the old knee replacement options, and get our patients doing more, without pain, for as long as possible.


High-performance Knee Implants For Patients of All Ages

  • Incredible stability
  • Preserves healthy structures
  • Natural range-of-motion when knee is fully extended and fully bent

Our specialized, active implant is designed to reproduce the original motion of the human knee. After surgery, your soft tissues don’t have to adjust to a new shape or angle, and your stride will return to normal.

These high-performance implants also reproduce the stability provided by the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). In doing so, they contribute to a natural range-of-motion when the knee is fully extended and fully bent.

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The Surgery: A Minimally-invasive Approach

Another key benefit of our active implants is they can be placed using minimally-invasive surgical techniques. The advantages of this approach include:

  • Less trauma to the surrounding structures: Muscles and tendons can be separated, lifted, or avoided – rather than cut.
  • Smaller incisions: Traditional knee replacement requires an incision that’s 8 – 12 inches. With a minimally-invasive approach, the cut is often less than 5 inches.
  • Shorter hospital stay: Many patients can return home in less than 24 hours.
  • Faster return to work and daily life: An easier recovery period means our patients can resume their normal lives faster.
  • Less pain: Because the surgery is less invasive than a traditional total knee replacement, it typically results in less pain and a faster recovery.

An Implant Material Synonymous with Strength and Longevity

One of the keys to a successful total knee replacement is the implant’s ability to withstand daily activity as the artificial surfaces slide against each other in the new joint. 

In the past, the bearing surfaces on knee implants have been metal. With normal use, this material will eventually become roughened and wear out. When that happens, the implant needs to be replaced. Now, an exciting new material is available – OXINUM Oxidized Zirconium. It’s an incredibly strong alternative that doesn’t wear out as easily, and lasts significantly longer.

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FAQ

Aren’t all knee implants the same?

Aren’t all knee implants the same?

No, they aren’t. There are actually important distinctions that can have a significant impact on the success of your replacement and your quality of life after surgery.

Traditional knee implants have an unnatural, hinge-like motion that puts increased strain on the muscles and ligaments supporting the knee. They have to work harder, because the implant has a slightly unnatural shape. The movement required by the ligaments can be stressful, leading to increased joint pain, muscle fatigue, and an unnatural feeling when walking or bending the knee.

The advanced total knee is designed to mimic your native anatomy, reducing strain on the ligaments and producing a more natural and fully functioning artificial joint.

To learn more about our advanced total knee replacement options and discover what they can do for you, please contact one of our Nano Clinic locations in Los Angeles, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, or Bakersfield today and schedule a consultation.

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