The anatomy of the knee is different in each and every one of us, hence it is possible to use a knee implant, customized to the patient’s knee structure.
In this type of surgery, Dr. Suzanna Horovitz uses an artificial knee implant that is not a pre-made “shelf-product” but rather a tailor-made artificial implant, for its produced by a 3D computerized imaging simulating the indicated knee of the patient.
On the basis of the virtual model of the knee of the specific patient, an artificial implant is made, personally customized to the unique size and the shape of the knee of each patient. This special unique implant is placed inside the patient during the surgery.
The advantages of a tailor-made knee replacement
A personalized knee allows Dr. Suzanna Horovitz to plan in advance the course of the procedure and the artificial knee implant ,using a 3D virtual mode and to customize it to the unique size of the patient.
Due to the meticulous personalized match, it is possible to place the cutting sizes during the operation directly over the tibia and the femur bones in the knee joint.
Thanks to the great surgical precision achieved by the method, the surgery itself is less invasive, the time frame of the operation is shorter, and overall there is less bleeding and complications. Above all, in this cutting-edge technique, Dr. Suzanna Horovitz can achieve maximal surgical precision, whilst optimally matching the implant to the knee of the specific patient.