This is not your grandfather’s knee replacement! Many technical improvements have been made in knee replacement. Currently, many modern designs are made to last well past 20-30 years. Recent improvements involve special guides made from a scan of the knee, which allow the surgeon to ensure the perfect fit of your new knee.
The newest developments center around making the actual knee replacement components themselves to be custom fitted to the knee. These custom knee components are also made from a scan of the knee. The benefits of this technology allow the patient much more freedom with activities and lifestyle, than the implants of yesteryear.
Dr. Whitted will help you determine if a custom knee replacement is right for you.