13 December 2010
Mr John Davidson MB ChB FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Tr & Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, performed the UK’s first Visionaire Knee replacement on Wednesday 15th December here at Spire Liverpool Hospital.
With the new patient matched instruments visionaire will now help your surgeon to achieve a more optimal implant alignment, custom to your unique knee anatomy.
Using MRI scanning (Magnetic Resonance Images) and X-Ray images of your affected leg into an advanced web-based software program, virtual images of your knee will be produced. Surgical instruments and guides are then designed and built, mapping out specific bone cuts to accurately align the JOURNEY or LEGION implants to your knee.
With this new technique you truly are guaranteed The “designer” knee replacement in orthopaedics. There will be more to follow in the media on this, so watch this space for further news.
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