Custom implants (prosthetics) are an emerging trend in knee and hip replacement surgery. Traditional implants come in a range of sizes and materials, but are not individualized to a patient’s anatomy. Prosthetics that are too small can leave parts of the bone uncovered, while those that are too large can interfere with natural motion. It can also be harder to achieve proper alignment with “off the shelf” implants. Customized implants, on the other hand, are precisely tailored for each patient, mimicking the natural shape and contour of the patient’s joint for a more natural fit.
At Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine, we offer customized knee and hip implants for joint replacement surgery. Potential advantages of custom prosthetics can include:
- A more natural-feeling fit and fuller post-operative range of motion
- Less post-operative pain
- Increased preservation of the patient’s healthy bone
Dr. Gerald “Trey” Alexander III, M.D., the partial and total joint replacement specialist at Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine, helps each patient evaluate their numerous options to determine the best approach to surgery. In addition to offering customized knee and hip replacement implants, Dr. Alexander also uses today’s latest surgical technologies, including robot-assisted surgical tools, to operate with the highest level of precision and improve outcomes for each of his patients.
To learn more about knee and hip replacement surgery at Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine, contact us today. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Alexander to further discuss whether custom knee and hip replacement implants may be right for you.
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