Posted In Peninsula Regional News on March 14, 2013
Surgeons at Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Joint Center are using Zimmer Patient Specific Instruments (PSI) for knee replacement surgeries. This new technique allows surgeons to streamline total knee replacement procedures, providing patients with a personalized surgical experience, facilitating an optimal implant fit and potentially better outcomes.Zimmer PSI uses MRI technology and pre-operative planning tools to create customized surgical guides that are tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy. It allows orthopaedic surgeons at PRMC to use individually tailored instruments to support optimal placement and alignment of the implant during knee replacement procedures. It may also be used in minimally invasive procedures, potentially expediting the total knee replacement procedure and minimizing rehabilitation. “Zimmer PSI represents a step forward in the delivery of a personalized total joint experience and I am excited to be able to offer my patients this innovative technology,” said Thomas A. Brandon, M.D., Chief of Orthopaedics at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. “Using PSI enables me to match patients with the right implant. During surgery, the guides enable the best possible fit to encourage better outcomes.” Surgeons at the Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Center at Peninsula Regional Medical Center pioneered total joint replacement in our region in the 1970s. With over 10,000 total joint replacement surgeries performed, they have led the refinement, expansion and enhancement of hip, knee and shoulder replacements and other advanced procedures throughout the years. Peninsula Regional provides state-of-the-art joint care in a comfortable, community medical center setting. Fellowship trained surgeons offer specialty and sub-specialty care, eliminating the need to travel far from home for even the most complicated cases. To learn more, please call the Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Center at Peninsula Regional Medical Center at 410-912-6322 or 1-86-MYJOINT9 (866-956-4689).