Partial knee replacement is an option for patients when arthritis affects only one compartment of the knee. Partial knee replacement procedures potentially offer patients a less invasive surgery, less pain, faster recovery, and a more normal feeling knee. Each year, more than fifty thousand patients undergo partial, or unicompartmental, knee replacement procedures in
Building on the success of Zimmer® Patient Specific Instruments for the NexGen® Complete Knee and the Gender Solutions® Natural-Knee® replacement systems, Patient Specific Instruments (PSI) are now available for use with the Zimmer® Unicompartmental High Flex Knee System.
"Zimmer Patient Specific Instruments have been used to provide thousands of total knee replacement patients with a personalized surgical plan and procedure," said
Zimmer Patient Specific Instruments utilize MRI technology and pre-operative planning tools to create personalized guides that are tailored to each patient's unique anatomy. Surgeons can obtain pre-operative views of a patient's knee to construct a personalized surgical plan, including identifying the precise position and angle of numerous bone cuts. Personalized guides for knee replacement surgery support surgeons in performing accurate and safe procedures.
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