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Samaritan Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Center offers VERILAST technology

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Published on Jul 29, 2010

Dr. James Ryan of Samaritan Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Center in Corvallis, Oregon, is excited to be one of only three orthopedic surgeons in Oregon to offer the latest VERILAST technology from Smith & Nephew.

The brightest minds at orthopedic medical technology company Smith & Nephew have worked for years to minimize concerns about a leading cause of knee replacement failure—implant wear. While scientific literature indicates knee replacements should be expected to last 10 to 15 years before wear becomes an issue, Smith & Nephew has always thought they could do better for physically active patients.

So they invented VERILAST Knee Technology— a combination of remarkable materials that were tested to simulate 30 years of wear performance. That's more than twice the length of testing of knee replacements made from traditional materials, cobalt chrome metal and high density plastic.

So while they cannot say they've eliminated a leading cause of implant failure, Smith & Nephew believes their 20 years of dedicated research are paying off for patients who would like to redicover their active life after surgery.

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