Professor Dr. N. S. Laud - Mumbai
Long survival of any joint implant needs good anthropometric analysis based on the
target population, and the implant design should take these specific anatomical
differences in to consideration. Though the designer surgeon of the Freedom Knee,
Dr. Asit Shah, was born in the USA and educated at Harvard Medical School, his commitment
and involvement in develop-ing the knee implant for the specific anatomical needs
of Indian/Asian patients has resulted in the Freedom Knee. In addition, the simple
and efficient design of the system instruments helps surgeons obtain the best fit
for their patients with minimum bone resection.
Dr. Haresh Bhalodia - Ahmedabad
Freedom Knee is specifically designed for best fit in relatively small Asian/Indian
patients. It gives maximum freedom of function along with significant bone conservation.
You may call it a tailor made knee.
Dr. Harish Bhende - Mumbai
Freedom Knee is an amazingly bone preserving and high flex implant. It is the first
knee implant specifically designed for Indian/Asian anatomy and lifestyle. It is
designed by an American-born Indian surgeon with an MD PhD from the prestigious
Harvard Medical school and the knee is developed, tested, manufactured and approved
in the USA.I was impressed by the results of the poly wear studies especially in
high flexion, done in Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Dr. Greenwald’s famous
laboratory in Cleveland, USA.
Dr. Kalpit Patel - Baroda
In addition to being an improvement on currently existing knee joint designs, the
Freedom Knee system offers ingenious simplicity in its superior and less bulky instrumentation
and thereby provides the Indian surgeon with a dynamic and customised solution for
Dr. Nilen Shah - Mumbai
Freedom Knee is manufactured to the USA’s exacting standards. Patients in India,
especially women with arthritis, are smaller than their Western counterparts and
require full bending of the knee. Freedom Knee comes in a multitude of small sizes
with high flexion to address this requirement.
Dr. Avtar Singh - Amritsar
Freedom Knee offers better sizing options for my patients with minimal bone resection.
This high flex design addresses Asian lifestyle requirements.
Dr. Narendra Vaidya - Pune
Freedom Total Knee System is specifically designed for Indian/Asian patients based
on the research and data of more than 10 years on Asian knee joints. With very easy
operative instrumentation, minimal bone resection and with excellent modularity,
it provides the surgeon the freedom to offer a new joint to the patient close to
his/her own natural joint. In the more than 200 Freedom Knee joints I have implanted,
the patients have not only excellent pain relief but are getting ‘FREEDOM’ to perform
high demand and high flexion activities like sitting cross legged and bending the
knee to its natural capacity.
Dr. Hemant Wakankar - Pune
The Freedom Knee prostheses are the next logical advances that will benefit the
patients of knee arthritis, since they are based on the dimensions of Asian knees.
The sizing of components is better, allowing better fit with minimal bone resection.
Since it is approved by the US FDA, the design is validated and offers great prospect
for Indian patients.