Custom Knee Surgery - Surgery Basics
Watch this video about custom knee replacement surgery from orthopedic surgeon Peter Callander, M.D.
New technologies are making 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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