Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Signature Knee Replacement Surgery

By Johnson Subscribe to RSS | February 13th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



Many Americans undergo knee replacement surgery when knee pain becomes unbearable. Knee replacement surgery is the last option for patients with severe knee arthritis. A new type of knee replacement is receiving a lot of attention, which is called a 'custom knee replacement’ or ‘signature knee replacement.’

A knee replacement implant has three basic parts called components. The tibial component of the knee replacement sits on top of the shin bone. The femoral component fits on the end of the thigh bone. Between these metal implants is a plastic component called the spacer.

A signature knee replacement is quite similar to standard knee implants in that the same types of parts are used as described above. The difference with the signature knee replacement is that prior to undergoing the operation, the patient has an MRI of the knee. Custom designed cutting guides are then made for the patient, which help the surgeon remove a precise amount of bone at specific angles to accept the knee replacement implant. By customizing the cuts made to fit the knee implant, the surgeon will be able to remove less normal bone and correct alignment problems within the knee.

This new technology is designed to fit your specific anatomy, so the signature custom knee makes the instrumentation for you only.

Benefits of a Signature Custom Knee Replacement:

There are numerous benefits of signature custom knee replacement surgery. These include more limited trauma to the knee by possibly removing less bone. As the alignment is custom made for your knee, less work has to be done at the time of surgery to determine alignment and ensure the knee implant will be properly positioned. Surgeons feel that the replacement can be done quicker, with less soft-tissue disruption. If the signature knee implants of a knee replacement can be placed more accurately, they may last longer by not wearing out as quickly.

Combined with a rapid recovery, the signature custom total knee has revolutionized knee replacement surgery.

The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only. It is not to be construed as medical care or medical advice and is not a replacement for medical care given by your physicians or trained medical personnel.

Johnson - About Author:
Johnson usually visits well-known orthopaedic surgeons and write about their practices. Many people are opting for Signature Knee Replacement surgery due to its many advantages. For more information visit: www.zehrcenter.com

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/health-articles/signature-knee-replacement-surgery.htm

Related Health Articles Subscribe to RSS

Cosmetic and non cosmetic surgery facilities in Dubai
Published by Agnes Paul on January 15th 2012 | Health
Dubai health department is very attractive for the medical tourists as well as for local people. Cos...
 
Why consider India for hip replacement surgery?
Published by Nathan Jone on February 3rd 2012 | Health
India and its association with traditional and modern medicinal technology have been acclaimed world...
 
Aesthetic surgery: Look young and beautiful with cosmetic surgery
Published by Belredcosmetic on April 26th 2012 | Health
The trend of cosmetic surgery especially aesthetic surgery is high on demand. The evolution of cosme...
 
Measures to grow tall naturally without any surgery
Published by Jane Cyrus on March 28th 2012 | Health
Tall height increases the personality of a person and in today’s era, youngsters generally like to...
 
Lasik Surgery is commonly referred to as laser eye surgery
Published by Ferzaad Moosa on April 23rd 2012 | Health
Lasik Surgery is commonly referred to as laser eye surgery which is a typical refractive surgery for...
 
Dental surgery designs- Know the basics to choose the right one
Published by John Sena on May 10th 2012 | Health
Good quality dental interiors are able to calm down the patients. They also generate positive feelin...
 
Three things you should know about knee replacement surgery
Published by Nathan Jone on March 2nd 2012 | Health
Modern knee replacement surgeries have proved very effective in treating arthritic hip diseases and ...
 
Avoid surgery and Save Money by Visiting the Pain Clinic Calgary
Published by Calgaryphy on January 11th 2012 | Health
Some of you may think that only certain groups of people like sports personality and persons who are...
 
Why choose Delhi for orthopedic surgery?
Published by Nathan Jone on February 8th 2012 | Health
So you have been diagnosed with an orthopedic problem and you are contemplating a surgery? Your frie...
 
India shining as the best orthopedic surgery destination
Published by Nathan Jone on December 29th 2011 | Health
Emerging as a hub for medical tourism, India is growing too fast and climbing up the ladder to succe...
 
Dental facilities and cosmetic surgery in Dubai
Published by Agnes Paul on January 23rd 2012 | Health
Dubai health department is the most developed and more importantly not prohibitive to the patients. ...
 
Common face breaks of plastic surgery treatment repair
Published by Pitter James on December 16th 2011 | Health
When an individual gets into a car accident or suffers substantial trauma to the face, there are a n...
 
Increasing incidences of cataract necessitating cataract surgery in Birmingham!
Published by John Smith on November 30th 2011 | Health
The normally clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque, causing a decrease in vision in catarac...
 
Cosmetic surgery – a boon to look beautiful
Published by Torontofacialplastic on January 6th 2012 | Health
Cosmetic surgery has become a potent and safest way of enhancing the facial beauty and looks youthfu...
 
How to improve eyesight via laser surgery: the basics of the procedure
Published by Godwin on July 12th 2012 | Health
There are methods ways advocated by ophthalmologists for individuals willing to learn more about how...
 
Botox and Nose Surgery are the most preferred cosmetic surgery in Toronto
Published by Torontofacialplastic on December 1st 2011 | Health
Cosmetic surgery today is no more a luxury but has become a need to look beautiful, smarter and yout...
 
Joint Replacement Surgery: Here is how you should prepare for the surgery
Published by Nathan Jone on June 18th 2012 | Health
Life turns out as a living hell when you're suffering from a joint pain; there are so many over-the-...
 
Eye surgery in India – vision correction surgery
Published by Atul Sharma on May 16th 2012 | Health
We believe that eyes are the window to every individual soul, so why not maintain their appearance a...
 
Arthritis no more, knee replacement surgery is here
Published by Nathan Jone on January 3rd 2012 | Health
Arthritis or rheumatic joint pain is a very commonly found problem today in not just the elderly but...
 
Planning to get kidney stone surgery in india?
Published by Atul Sharma on May 16th 2012 | Health
Kidney stone surgery can be very painful one if not done properly owning to the delicate nature of t...