Custom Knee Replacement

Every person's knee is uniquely shaped and using off the shelf implants involves inevitable compromise in terms of shape and size. New 3D printing technology allows a personalised approach to produce an implant that fits the patient perfectly - just like a tailor-made suit.

 

The technology uses a pre-operative CT scan to make a 3D model of the patient's knee. In fact, the specially manufactured implant will not fit any other patient. This is another step forward in trying to get better results after knee replacement surgery.