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How It Works: Custom Fit Knee® Replacement at Bacon County Hospital and Health System.


Custom Fit Knee replacement with OtisKnee® is done in a few simple steps.

Step 1: An MRI is performed to take very precise measurements of the patient's own knee.

Step 2: Special computer software uses the MRI to build a 3-D model of that patient's arthritic knee. It then virtually corrects the deformity to restore the knee anatomy to normal.

Step 3: A computerized 3-D image of the implant to be used in the patient's surgery is then Shape-Matched ® to the anatomically correct model. This helps determine the exact size and placement of the implant, based on the patient's own "normal" anatomy.

Step 4: Using all of this information, special OtisKnee cutting guides are then created for the surgeon to use during the procedure.

The Result: A custom fit knee replacement designed specifically for the individual patient.

For more information on Custom Fit Knee replacement with OtisKnee, contact the offices of Orthopaedic Specialists of South Georgia at (912) 287-1130 or visit www.customfitknee.com.

Custom Fit Knee® Replacement, OtisKnee® and Shape-Match® are registered trademarks of OtisMed Corporation.