Offering ConforMIS Total Knee Peoria IL Patients Crave
If you’re looking to relieve pain in your knees due to injury, arthritis or trauma, a total knee replacement may be your best option. Dr. Driessnack specializes in total knee replacement using the state of the art system called ConforMIS. These femoral and tibial implants, cleared by the FDA, are constructed of strong, durable cobalt chromium molybdenum, a metal commonly used for orthopedic implants. The tibial and patellar components are comprised of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) or vitamin-e infused UHMWPE. Each implant is customized to each patient, designed from a 3D model created from a CT scan. The iFit Image-to-Implant® software designs the patient-specific implants and instrumentation, then converts it to a 3D model through mapping of the articular surface of the joint. The result? Completely custom implant and associated surgical instrumentation. Consequently, we have the ConforMIS total knee Peoria IL patients crave.
Benefits of Total Knee Replacement
There are many benefits of total knee replacement, including:
- Pain relief
- Improvement in joint function
- Finally, restoration of daily activities
Knee replacement is also known as arthroplasty. This is essentially a surgical procedure that involves resurfacing a knee damaged by arthritis. The surgeon uses artificial parts to cap the bone ends forming the knee joint and kneecap. A total knee involves replacement of the whole knee; a partial knee replacement, by contrast, involves replacing only part of the knee. Thus, Dr. Driessnack offers custom solutions rather than off-the-shelf products that can’t guarantee as perfect a fit. ConforMIS is a custom knee implant for both the femur and tibia, with an individual size and shape that fits the patient’s unique anatomy.