Complex Total Knee Replacement

Zimmer® Patient Specific Instruments For Knee Replacement Surgery
Zimmer® Patient Specific Instruments For Knee Replacement Surgery

Patient specific total knee replacement is now gaining popularity in order to shape match and recreate an individual’s knee anatomy in the most accurate manner.  Custom made cutting blocks are designed, based on pre-operative CT or MRI scans which allow the surgeon to perform the knee replacement anatomically.

Perceived benefits are a less invasive procedure (no breach of the femoral canal) and potentially a reduced surgical time.  Mr. Smith has found this technology particularly useful when managing complex post traumatic cases of knee arthritis or patients with a significant deformity.