Hundreds of thousands of Americans get a knee replacement every year. Instead of a one-size-fits-all type of approach, what if you could customize the new knee to be exactly the same shape and size as your old one?
Leo Wisniewski played football in college and professionally and his knees reminded him of this every day.
Have you or someone you know been told you need a knee replacement, but you just can’t go through with it? You’re thinking, I’m too young and these things only last 10 or 15 years, and I don’t want to go through that kind of major surgery twice.
It doesn’t take a whole lot of time to get a good handle on why Clarence Dietrich is so happy to share his story.
Using a 3D model of the knee taken by a CT scan, the doctor guides the robot arm. The diseased portion of the knee is “resurfaced,” sparing as much of the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue as possible.