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MyKnee fits the shape of the arthritic knee accurately, allowing precise preparation of the bone for implanting the prosthesis.
MyKneereplacement combines personalised technology to produce a new knee replacement system tailored for each patient starting from an image of their own knee. A scan is used to produce bespoke instruments to implant the knee replacement so the knee can be placed with great accuracy. MyKnee fits the shape of the arthritic knee accurately, allowing precise preparation of the bone for implanting the prosthesis.
MyKneeis a new medical product which can improve the quality of your life in two ways; the individualised design allows the patient fast rehabilitation and helps the knee function more like a normal knee. The personalised fit also allows ligaments to be preserved and balanced. The surgery for the new knee can be less invasive than traditional surgery as there is no intramedullary canal violation and there may be a reduction in the risk of embolism. Less traumatic surgery can also reduce post-operative pain and bruising.
The combination of tailor-made instruments with less invasive surgery means patients can usually to walk within a few hours of surgery and go home early to complete their recovery.
MyKnee technology potentially makes the intervention of total knee replacement more bespoke and less traumatic. It is demonstrated that an accurate positioning of the prosthesis leads to an increased survival of the implant.
Our patients are at the heart of what we do and we want you to be in control of your care. To us, that means you can choose the consultant you want to see, and when you want. They'll be with you every step of the way.
All of our consultants are of the highest calibre and benefit from working in our modern, well-equipped hospitals.
Our consultants have high standards to meet, often holding specialist NHS posts and delivering expertise in complex sub-speciality surgeries. Many of our consultants have international reputations for their research in their specialised field.
You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.
We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.
We've tried to make your experience with us as easy and relaxed as possible.
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Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.
MyKnee is a patient-specific cutting block that reproduces a 3D preoperative knee. CT and MRI images of the patients knee, based on the patients knee allows the surgeon to carry out a knee replacement in a brand new, patient focused way. The 3D model is sent digitally to the MyKnee laboratory where to personalised knee instruments are made. The surgeon is able to make changes to / and accept the surgical planning for each patient before manufacturing takes place.
Specific made cutting blocks are the matched to the patients individual anatomy reproducing the 3D pre-operative planning. Once the knee guide tools are manufactured, they are sent to the patients hospital within three weeks for surgery to take place.
We are committed to delivering excellent individual care and customer service across our network of hospitals, clinics and specialist care centres around the UK. Our dedicated and highly trained team aim to achieve consistently excellent results. For us it's more than just treating patients, it's about looking after people.
A fixed price for this treatment may be available on enquiry and following an initial consultation.
If available, you can trust Spire Healthcare to provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises1. Interest free finance may be available through our carefully chosen partner, Zebra Health Finance Ltd2.
We're here to help you with making these important choices, so you're then free to concentrate on your treatment and on getting back to being you.
1 Please read our patient terms and conditions for full details of what's included and excluded in your fixed price.
2 Interest free finance (0% represented APR available) through Zebra Health Finance Ltd.
The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.