Visionaire - Customized Knee Replacement Surgery

visionaire illustrationWhile choosing a high performance knee replacement is central to regaining your active life, there is a new, technologically advanced surgical procedure that may extend the life of knee implants at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

VISIONAIRE Patient Match technology is a remarkable system that uses a patient's MRI and x-ray images to design and build surgical instruments customized for his or her unique knee anatomy.

While every person's knee joint has subtle differences in shape and contour, traditional surgical instruments used to place knee implants are one-size-fits-all. In the past, an orthopedic surgeon would spend time during the procedure adapting to a knee's shape in order to achieve the proper placement of the implant. Using VISIONAIRE technology, the surgeon comes to the operating room equipped with single-use instruments, engineered exclusively for that patient's knee.

Not only does the VISIONAIRE system eliminate multiple steps from the surgery, thus reducing time under anesthesia, but an implant placed with this computer-guided precision has a reduced risk of the kind of misalignment that can cause it to wear out before its time.

For a referral to a GAMC orthopedic physician, call (818) 409-8000.