Designed by Walter F. Abendschein, M.D., the Vanguard™ PFR by Biomet represents a unique and effective treatment for patients with severe pain in the front or middle of the knee from cartilage degeneration of the patellofemoral compartment (beneath the kneecap).
The advantage over a total knee replacement is that the healthy cartilage is not removed, making future total knee replacement easier to perform, if necessary. Another advantage is that the Vanguard™ PFR may be implanted utilizing a minimally invasive technique. Minimally invasive knee replacement patients typically experience a more rapid recovery than traditional joint replacement patients.
Not all patients are candidates for partial knee replacement. You should discuss your condition and treatment options with your surgeon. Biomet offers the broadest range of partial knee replacements available, providing your surgeon with unparalleled flexibility to address your condition. All provide the option of minimally invasive surgery.