Custom Knee Surgery - Surgery Basics
Watch this video about custom knee replacement surgery from orthopedic surgeon Peter Callander, M.D.
The naming conventions of knee surgery can be confusing. But nonetheless new technologies are coming online that make knee surgery ever better and more specific to the needs of patients. One of these procedures is custom knee replacement.
Custom Knee Replacement
A custom knee replacement is a relatively new procedure which our San Francisco knee surgeons are performing on many knee patients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area region. Many patients lead an active lifestyle and want to continue to lead an active lifestyle - and a custom knee replacement procedure can help. Moreover, bone damage and bone issues may indicate a custome knee replacement.
Prior to undergoing surgery, the patient has an MRI of the knee. Specially designed cutting guides are then made for the patient, which help the surgeon remove a precise amount of bone at specific angles to accept the knee replacement implant. The main objectives are a better fit, and less bone removal. The ultimate desired result is a more reliably fit artificial knee.
Is custom knee replacement for any patient? It it best to check with one of our orthopedic knee experts. The Joint Replacement Center is a leader in the San Francisco Bay Area in custom knee replacement. Experience and expertise means that we strive to fit the surgery to the patient and not the other way around; custom knee replacement is a new, exciting technique.
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About the Joint Replacement Center - CPMC, San Francisco
The Joint Replacement Center is a branch of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, based in San Francisco, California and treating patients in San Francisco, Marin County, Oakland, and throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Our top orthopedic surgeons provide specialized surgical services for treating conditions of the hip, knee and shoulder. We consider our surgical team to be among the best surgeons, physicians, nurses, and doctors, working together to provide personalized treatment plans for procedures such as joint replacement, total or partial knee replacement surgery, total or partial hip replacement surgery, shoulder surgery and even elbow surgeries. If you are looking to consult with one of the top Bay Area joint, hip, knee, elbow or shoulder surgeons, reach out and make an appointment. The first step towards finding the best surgeon for you is an initial consultation.
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