iUni Customized Knee Replacement
Not everyone needs a total knee replacement. Sometimes, damage from arthritis affects just one compartment of the knee – either the medial or lateral. That’s where the iUni ® unicompartmental knee implant comes in. This preserves the parts of the knee that are undamaged by arthritis. Whenever a partial knee replacement can be done, we encourage it. That’s because partials are less invasive and the recovery time is shorter. Many of our active patients like this aspect. iUni gives you a more precise femoral and tibial fit for better coverage. This also allows you to experience a more natural-feeling knee. For iUni customized knee replacement, choose Dr. Richard Driessnack as your orthopedic surgeon in Peoria IL.
There are several benefits to the iUni system, including:
- Customized fit to your knee
- Mimics the natural shape of your knee
- Less traumatic procedure
- And, improves operating room efficiencies
Partial knee replacement is becoming more and more common, with 90 percent of patients who undergo knee replacement experiencing less pain and greater mobility afterwards. But, the type of knee implant you get makes all the difference. That’s why you can feel good about enlisting Dr. Richard Driessnack for customized knee replacement. He has done extensive research into the best knee implants available today, settling on one in particular: ConforMIS, FDA-approved and crafted from cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy. Many orthopedic implants use this type of metal. The tibial and patellar inserts are composed ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) or vitamin-e infused UHMWPE.
Osteoarthritis of the knee is the main reason people get knee replacement. While other doctors may choose off-the-shelf products, we do not. Instead, we use custom knee implants so as to reduce the chances for failure or compromise. Customized solutions like ConforMIS are designed to fit the knee’s natural shape and curves thanks to 3D imaging. This results in a truly individualized fit and optimal bone preservation.
Contact Us For iUni Customized Knee Replacement
To learn more about iUni customized knee replacement, contact Dr. Richard Driessnack MD. In conclusion, we would be happy to schedule a convenient consultation for you, fill out our contact form to get started today.