Total knee replacement is often the last option when non-surgical treatment options fail to relieve osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis is a degenerative joint disease in which the joint cartilage gradually wears away. As a result bones rub together resulting in extreme pain. The knee can be divided into three compartments:
Traditionally total knee replacement surgery involves replacing the damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of the knee joint with a metal implant. This surgery requires substantial amount of bone removal that may have certain limitations. In total knee replacement all the compartments are replaced where as in partial knee replacement only the affected compartment is replaced.
ConforMIS® has developed the personalised knee resurfacing implants with unique advantages against traditional knee replacement options. To design a personalised implant for every individual, the surgeon will perform a CT scan of the affected knee of the patient. A 3D image of a patient’s knee is created from CT scans and an implant is designed to conform exactly to individual size and shape.
The advantages of ConforMIS® knee implant include:
Following surgery, you will be able to bear the weight and walk with assistance. You can return to your daily activities within 6 weeks.