Total knee replacement with OXINIUM Technology

Not all knee implants are the same. Smith+Nephew knee implants are the only ones made with OXINIUM Technology and the only joint replacements selected by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

OXINIUM + XLPE Verilast Knee

If knee replacement is in your future, you've come to the right place. The combination of these two wear-reducing materials is unique because they work together to help our implants last as long as possible by addressing wear on both surfaces of the knee implant. You may have heard of this combination referred to as VERILAST Technology.

It's important to remember that not every knee implant is the same. OXINIUM knee technology directly addresses one of the most commonly cited concerns associated with knee replacement implants:1

  • Implant wear

Whether or not to undergo knee replacement surgery is a very important decision. No matter how statistically safe and successful knee replacement surgery has proven to be, every surgery has risks. Before making any surgical decision, conversations should take place with your family, your primary care doctor and your orthopaedic surgeon to make sure that knee replacement with OXINIUM Technology is the right course of action for your particular situation.

Important safety notes

Individual results of joint replacement vary. Implants are intended to relieve knee pain and improve function, but may not produce the same feel or function as your original knee. There are potential risks with knee replacement surgery such as loosening, wear and infection that may result in the need for additional surgery. Patients should not perform high impact activities such as running and jumping unless their surgeon tells them that the bone has healed and these activities are acceptable. Early device failure, breakage or loosening may occur if a surgeon's limitations on activity level are not followed.


  1. Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry Annual report. Adelaide: AOA; 2012.

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