Zimmer®Patient Specific Instruments
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No two knees are alike. That’s why we personalize your surgery just for you. Patient Specific Instruments For Knee Replacement Surgery

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Table of Contents Here’s how it works.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Why does my knee hurt?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Is it time for knee replacement? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 What happens during knee replacement surgery? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 What happens afterward?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 What risks are involved? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Efficient, Personalized Surgery: The right fit for nearly every knee It’s not surprising. Research proves that differences in bone shape influence the way a knee replacement fits. That’s...

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Here’s how it works. Well before the day of your surgery, your doctor will send you for a highly precise MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of your knee. Using this 3-D image and software developed exclusively for this purpose, your surgeon creates a detailed plan for your surgery—including customized instrumentation that shows exactly how your new knee should be positioned. Why does my knee hurt? It’s pretty simple. Three bones meet up at the knee joint: the end of the thighbone (femur), the top of the shinbone (tibia), and the kneecap (patella). Those bones are cushioned by cartilage, but...

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What happens during knee replacement surgery? Is it time for knee replacement? That’s a question you and your orthopaedic surgeon will have to answer together. But when knee pain is so bad it actually interferes with the things you want or need to do, the time may be right. Here are some signs to consider: • Medication and using a cane just aren’t delivering enough relief • Pain is keeping you up at night • Your knee aches during and after exercise It’s the same idea as having most things fixed—worn parts are taken out, and new parts are installed in their place. In surgery, the damaged...

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What risks are involved? Rehab begins quickly! On the day after your surgery, you’ll get a visit from your physical therapist and begin learning how to use your new knee. You may be fitted with a “continuous passive motion” machine that will gently straighten and bend your knee. Other exercises that promote blood flow to your legs include ankle pumps and pedaling your feet. Getting up and around soon is important. If you had considerable pain before surgery, you probably cut back on your activities, so your leg muscles may be weak. You will need to build up enough strength to control your...

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To receive more information on Zimmer’s latest joint: replacement technology, please fill out the reply card. □ Yor! I would like te rocoivo mere information en Zimmer’s latest joint replacement technology. [Please print clearly.] First and Last Name - Street Address City State ZIP Phone - In order to send you the most relevant information, please complete the short questionnaire below. Please choose your level of agreement by circling a number in the scale below. 1 . My knee causes mo difficulty in walking, oven short distances. Do not agree 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Completely agree 2. Joint...

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Find the answers that are right for you. For the first 2 years after your knee replacement, you must take preventive antibiotics before dental or surgical procedures that could allow bacteria to enter your bloodstream. After 2 years, talk to your orthopaedist and your dentist or urologist to see if you still need preventive antibiotics before any scheduled procedures. Ask your surgeon for more information on Zimmer Patient Specific Instruments Consumer relations call center 800-447-5633 or visit zimmer.com to locate a surgeon near you Important Note: This brochure is intended to provide an...

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