Custom-fit Knee Replacement
What is custom-fit joint replacement?
Patients who need a full knee replacement may benefit from the custom-fit procedure offered by ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. With this advanced joint replacement procedure, your orthopedic surgeon can match your new knee implant more precisely to your own anatomy.
How is a custom-fit joint replacement different from conventional knee surgery?
The major difference is that the process is personalized throughout, starting one or two months before your knee replacement surgery, when a CT scan is taken of your affected knee. The precise measurements in this scan are used to create a 3-D model of your joint, so that your knee replacement surgeon can determine the most appropriate new implant size. This model also is used to develop customized anatomic guides that your surgeon can use during the actual joint replacement surgery.
What are the benefits of a custom-fit surgery?
Because the process is personalized and creates a more optimal fit between the artificial joint and each individual’s unique anatomy, it helps to create more accuracy in the operating room. As a result, patients may experience several benefits, including:
- Less time in surgery
- Faster recovery
- Greater range of motion
- A longer-lasting implant
To make an appointment for a custom-fit joint replacement consultation with one of our board-certified orthopedic surgeons, call (734) 240-4290.