Knee prostheses and the surgical methods for their implantation have come a very long way, especially in the last ten years. The physicians at the Competence Centre for Orthopaedics of the Wiener Privatklinik are at the forefront of development in Vienna. One the one hand, the greatest progress has been made with regard to quality, i.e. the durability of knee endoprostheses: Even young, physically active patients can now be sure, to a reasonable degree of certainty, that their implants will survive without damage for at least one and a half to two decades of bold sporting activity. Older, less active patients can expect increased mobility and a pain-free quality of life into old age from their knee prostheses.
The other great progress is owed to imaging techniques such as computer tomography and magnetic resonance – and the implementation of their results in 3D models on computers. Such models are used for so-called pre-navigation: The physician plans the operation in advance. Cutting planes, cutting positions, prosthesis sizes and inlay dimensions are determined in the pre-operative planning process. This allows an artificial knee joint to be inserted in a minimally-invasive way with a small incision and a short, high-precision operation. This means that patients with new knee joints will enjoy pain-free manoeuvrability after an unimaginably short rehabilitation phase.
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