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The paramount aspect of the TKR is not the implant, but the true skill and knowledge of the surgeon performing it.And success with any knee replacement depends less on the brand than it does on the skill of the surgeon who is implanting them.
@IaDaveDoes anybody have any experience with a 3D printed knee. My OS is now starting to use this but I haven't had a chance to discuss with him since my surgery is not till July.
From what I have read about it I think we are talking the same thing.Hmmm... I had what they called a computer guided implant- the implant and all of the instruments for the surgery were made from a CT of my leg... I suspect that this is even more cutting edge? I'll ask my surgeon when I see him to clarify.
Very interesting- hope to read more as you get more info about it.
Left knee, 11/30 TKR
3D printed knee
I had what they called a computer guided implant- the implant and all of the instruments for the surgery were made from a CT of my leg
Then it's not a 3D printed knee. The measurements are taken from the MRI and a pattern is made using CGI. This is then fed to the machine that manufactures the implant by traditional means. It's not exactly 21stC cutting edge as it's been around for about 20 years!From what I have read about it I think we are talking the same thing.
According to Reuters in Google Finance more than 30,000+ and counting knee implants have been done which I think suffices as more than enough.I know this is the latest, cutting edge development but personally, I'd want to be about 200th in line for it at least and then to have to 2 year statistics on them before I would have one!
I think you are, too. The following is just an expository video. No outcomes claims are made.From what I have read about it I think we are talking the same thing.
Thanks for posting this link! This is how it was described to me, looks like this is what I have. I'm still kind of in awe of the technology, even if its been around for awhileI think you are, too. The following is just an expository video. No outcomes claims are made.