New Knee replacement technology to be discussed
July 13, 2011
If you are contemplating total knee replacement surgery, you may be interested in learning more about new technology being used at Kishwaukee Community Hospital that allows the surgeon to customize the knee implant using MRI and a computer.
Dr. Rajeev Jain, orthopedic surgeon and medical director of the hospital's Center for Joint Care, will explain the new technique at a free program Wednesday, July 27, 6:30 p.m., in Kish Hospital’s Roberts Conference Center.
“Instead of drilling rods into thigh bone and shin bone to position the new joint, this technology lets me create a patient-specific three-dimensional guide that allows me to be more precise in aligning the new joint with the whole limb. This technique and technology allow me to take into account the individual anatomy differences of each patient,” Dr. Jain said.
“Having a more perfect fit is expected to improve patient comfort with the new knee and better long term results,” he said.
Dr. Jain's program July 27 will include dinner, starting at 6 p.m. Please register for the program by Monday, July 25, by calling Kishwaukee Community Hospital's Center for Joint Care at 815.748.2968.Share |