You are unique. So when a part of you becomes affected by arthritis, you want a solution that’s just for you. Various implant companies are utilizing MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) technology to create personalized positioning guides for total knee replacement.
These guides use advanced technology to help surgeons more accurately position total knee implants.
“Customized” implant systems utilize custom femoral (thighbone) and tibial (shinbone) positioning guides that fit directly onto your unique anatomy.
The MRI/CT is used in conjunction with a computer program to create a three-dimensional joint reconstruction, enabling the surgeon to plan total knee replacement before surgery.
In the past, surgical planning has typically been based off of two-dimensional X-rays. With the MRI and personalized positioning guides, surgeons have access to a greater level of detail and precision for implant position and alignment before the procedure. This allows for personalized implant positioning and may help enhance surgical efficiency.
Using MRI or CT technology and patient-matched guides, the system allows for a more custom fit of the total knee replacement.
A consultation with an orthopedic surgeon is the fastest and safest way to assess your need for a Biomet custom knee. Request an appointment today.