Customized knee replacement offers unique advantages not possible with off-the-shelf implants
October 1, 2016
As seen in the Chicago Tribune
Keeping aware of the latest advances connected to knee replacement surgery has always been important to Dr. Sarkis Bedikian, an orthopaedic surgeon with MidAmerica Orthopaedics. The first knee replacements were performed in 1968 and have dramatically improved over the years. Today, knee replacement has become one of the most successful procedures in medicine with more than 600,000 people undergoing the procedure each year in the United States.
“With traditional knee replacements, an off-the-shelf implant that comes in fixed sizes is used,” explains Dr. Bedikian. “ConforMIS offers the most up-to-date technology available to create a perfect fit.”
Utilizing 3D printing along with the patient's CT scan, ConforMIS knee replacements deliver a properly sized implant that follows the shape and contour of the patient's knee. This accurate fit provides a more natural feeling knee and helps optimize bone preservation.
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Learn more about this customized knee replacement option and make an appointment to see Dr. Sarkis Bedikian by calling MidAmerica Orthopaedics at (708) 237-7200.