Patient-specific knee replacements use imaging technology to create a new joint customized for you. Before your knee replacement surgery, your surgeon will take a full-length extremity radiograph and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of your knee. Using these images, engineers analyze your anatomy and select the implant that best fits you.
Additionally, 3-D printed tools will be built that allow your doctor to precisely place your new joint during surgery.
Patient-specific knee replacements offer great benefits. They help ensure your new joint is perfectly placed and aligned with your leg. The time in surgery has also been reduced so you spend less time under anesthesia.
Why Choose UHealth?
Highly experienced in treating a full range of orthopaedic conditions. Our team of fellowship-trained orthopaedic specialists works together with a multidisciplinary group of physicians and scientists to provide high-quality care to people with benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) conditions. These include musculoskeletal diseases, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, metastatic diseases, benign neoplasms of bone and soft tissue, and all types of orthopedic injuries.
Specialized joint replacement care. When you receive a joint replacement at the University of Miami Health System, your surgeon is an expert who only performs joint replacements. Our experienced physicians perform thousands of replacements each year, using the latest advances like minimally invasive hip replacement and patient specific knee replacement. You can rely on their skills to relieve your joint pain and get you back to activities you love.