3D systems, a 3D printing company that is responsible for printing things like prosthetic legs, has now partnered with Rita Leibinger Medical to create and print metal knee implants for canines. The metal orthopedic knee implants will be used to fix a very common injury in dogs’ hind legs.
Normal motion after knee replacement is usually defined as the ability to get within about 5 degrees of a straight knee, and the ability to bend the knee back to 90 degrees. Most activities can be performed with this motion, but surgeons strive to have knee replacements with motion from 0 degrees (fully straight) to 110 degrees or more. Often full motion is not achieved until 3 to 6 months from the time of surgery.
Side by Side comparison of traditional total knee replacement and iTotal® Patient-Specific Knee Replacement System (ConforMIS). Illustrating alignment issues that customized implants intend to eliminate.
The Gender specific knee replacement is meant to improve overall function after a knee replacement in Indian women. Till now Indian surgeons used knee implants that were designed on the average measurements of knee sizes of men & women. The Gender specific or Woman special knee is the only knee implant specifically designed for women.