Knee replacement surgery (also known as arthroplasty) is a procedure to replace some or all parts of a knee joint to relieve pain associated with osteoarthritis. Depending on the extent of the damage to your knee joint you may be a candidate for either a partial knee resurfacing (one or two compartments) or a total knee replacement (all three compartments).
Depending on your individual diagnosis, there may be a variety of surgical options suitable for you. Only your doctor can recommend the treatment option that is best for you.
If you are a candidate for a partial knee resurfacing procedure, you may also be a candidate for the partial Patient-Specific Knee Implants from ConforMIS™ which can offer you the following advantages:
The partial, patient-specific knee implants from ConforMIS™ are made to match your individual anatomy from your CT scan
The Knee Resurfacing Systems are made up of both patient-specific implants and patient-specific placement guides. The implant is the metal component used to resurface your knee and the placement guides are the single-use tools that surgeon uses to precisely place your implant. It is important to note that the personalization of both the implant and a complete set of placement guides is what helps to ensure a personalized approach to your surgery and is only available through ConforMIS™.
Total Knee Replacements from ConforMIS™ are unique as they combine the proven total knee replacement principles with the unique advantages of a completely patient-specific knee system. The Total Knee Replacement System offers distinct advantages over the traditional off-the shelf implants.
If you are a candidate for a total knee replacement, you may also be a candidate for the iTotal Patient-Specific Knee Implants from ConforMIS™:
- The Total Knee Replacement from ConforMIS™ is called the iTotal Patient-Specific Knee Replacement System and is designed specifically to match your shape and size to allow for a more naturally feeling knee. Off-the-Shelf Implants only come in a limited range of sizes and a surgeon will have to select the size closest to the size of your knee and make compromises on fit.
- The iTotal Total Knee Replacement System is a system that is made up of both patient-specific implants and patient-specific placement guides. The implant is the metal component that replaces your knee and the placement guides are the single-use tools that the surgeon uses to place your implant. It is important to note that the personalization of both the implant and a complete set of placement guides is what helps to ensure a personalized approach to your surgery.
At San Diego Spine & Joint Center, we are proud to offer the ConforMIS™ Personalized Knee Replacement system, which addresses many of the issues with traditional and partial knee replacements. The ConforMIS™ Personalized knee because the implant is completely patient specific.