Individual knee prostheses, custom-made from a 3D printer
Once advanced knee osteoarthritis has been diagnosed and the decision to opt for a knee replacement has been made, then the question arises as to which prosthesis best suits the patient’s needs.
In knee arthroplasty, there has been a great development in recent years: individually-customised 3D-printed prostheses.
These implants take into account the anatomy of the knee joint, which is extremely complicated and varies from patient to patient.
For the production and implantation of a personalised knee prosthesis, a CT scan is first taken according to protocol. This is sent to the manufacturer.