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The goal of the JOURNEY II Bi-Cruciate Stabilised (BCS) Total Knee System is to enable a higher level of function for total knee replacement patients–to not only relieve pain, but to help them regain their active lifestyles. Unmatched function, motion and durability is achieved through the unique features of the JOURNEY II BCS system–anatomic alignment, kinematics and advanced bearings.


Stability – Provides a proper femoro-tibial A/P position yielding a virtual elimination of paradoxical motion, anterior sliding of the femur during flexion.1-8

Strength – Restoration of both the anatomic A/P alignment and the normal kinematic patterns of the knee should produce more normal neuromuscular firing patterns throughout the range of motion as demonstrated in the original BCS design.5-10

Satisfaction – Restoration of more normal neuromuscular firing patterns throughout the range of motion should improve a patient’s ability to perform the activities they are demanding as demonstrated in the original BCS design.11,12

Indications for JOURNEY II BCS

  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • post-traumatic arthritis
  • osteoarthritis
  • degenerative arthritis
  • failed osteotomies or unicompartmental replacement.

This system is designed for use in patients in primary total knee replacement surgery, where the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are incompetent and the collateral ligaments remain intact.

To replicate normal knee motion, the JOURNEY II BCS prosthesis provides more mobility in the lateral compartment than other total knee systems. For patients that present with significant varus or valgus deformities (> 15º), morbid obesity or deficient collateral ligaments consider whether additional implant constraint is more appropriate. If patients with the above mentioned conditions are scheduled for a JOURNEY II BCS then assess the flexion space under full ligament tension (eg, laminar spreaders) with the patella reduced and consider having a constrained implant option on hand.


1. Victor J, Mueller JK, Komistek RD, Sharma A, Nadaud MC, Bellemans J. In vivo kinematics after a cruciate-substituting TKA. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Mar; 468(3):807-14.

2. Zingde SM, Sharma A, Komistek RD, Dennis, DA, Mahfouz, MR. In vivo comparison of kinematics for 1891 non-implanted and implanted knees. AAOS. 2009; Scientific Exhibit No. 22.

3. Zingde SM, Mueller J, Komistek RD, MacNaughton JM, Anderle MR, Mauhfouz MR. In vivo comparison of tka kinematics for subjects having a PS, PCR, or Bi-Cruciate Stabilizing design. Orthopedic Research Society. 2009; Paper No. 2067.

4. Bicruciate-stabilised total knee replacements produce more normal sagittal plane kinematics than posterior-stabilised designs.Ward TR, Burns AW, Gillespie MJ, Scarvell JM, Smith PN J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011 Jul;93(7):907-13.

5. Catani F, Ensini A, Belvedere C, Feliciangeli A, Benedetti MG, Leardini A, Giannini S. In vivo kinematics and kinetics of a bi-cruciate substituting total knee arthroplasty: a combined fluoroscopic and gait analysis study. J Orthop Res. 2009 Dec;27(12):1569-75.

6. Morra EA, Rosca M, Greenwald JFI, Greenwald AS. The influence of contemporary knee design on high flexion: a kinematic comparison with the normal knee. JBJS Am. 2008; 90: 195-201.

7. The Mark Coventry Award: Articular contact estimation in TKA using in vivo kinematics and finite element analysis. Catani F, Innocenti B, Belvedere C, Labey L, Ensini A, Leardini A. Clin Orthop Relat Res.  2010 Jan; 468(1):19-28. doi: 10.1007/s11999-009-0941-4. Epub 2009 Jun 23.

8. Van Duren BH, Pandit H, Price M, Tilley S, Gill HS, Murray DW, Thomas NP. Bicruciate substituting total knee replacement: how effective are the added kinematic constraints in vivo? Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012 Oct; 20 (10):2002-10. Epub 2011 Nov 29.

9. Arbuthnot JE, Brink RB. Assessment of the antero-posterior and rotational stability of the anterior cruciate ligament analogue in a guided motion bi-cruciate stabilized total knee arthroplasty. J Med Eng Technol. 2009;33(8):610-5.

10. Lester DK and Shantharam R. Objective Sagittal Instability of CR-TKA by Functional EMG During Normal Walking. AAOS. 2012; Presentation No. 810.

11. Rajgopal A; Dahiya V; Kochhar H. Bi-Cruciate Substituting Total Knee Arthroplasty Early Experience. International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty: 22 Congress. 2009; Poster No. 107.

12. Haas S. Kinematics of the Knee & JOURNEY BCS. Insall Club Annual Meeting. June 2010.

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