Experience with the Melbourne knee prosthesis, based on the first 35 operations over a three-year period.


The Melbourne knee prosthesis is an improved hinge prosthesis. Its component parts are constructed of a chrome cobalt alloy and ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene. The hinge has a range of flexion of 120 degrees, and while flexed, can rotate 15 degrees in either direction. Over the past three years a total of 45 prostheses have been inserted in… (More)