Parkview Ortho Hospital/Ortho NorthEast physician first in state to implant custom knee replacements
William Berghoff, MD, OrthoNorthEast, recently became the first orthopedic surgeon in Indiana to begin performing knee replacement procedures using customized implants specifically designed to match the anatomy of each patient.
A new advancement in joint replacement technology is now available for patients. The implants, known as ConforMIS iTotal® knee implants, are designed based on a CT scan of each patient’s knee. The implant and all of the surgical instruments are designed to be used only with that patient. Using this unique and custom approach helps patients return to a better quality of life more quickly, as most experience less pain and less swelling, contributing to a quicker rehab and recovery process. Because a custom knee implant can be better sized and better aligned with each patient’s unique anatomy, many patients report that the implants result in a more natural feeling knee replacement.
ConforMIS customized knee implants are developed using imaging technology that creates a detailed 3D “map” of the patient’s knee. 3D printing technology is then used to create a precise wax mold of the implant. Then, the mold is used to create the metal components of the implant. All of the surgical instruments needed for the procedure are also produced using 3D printing and are calibrated for use with only one implant and for just one patient. They are used only once and are then discarded, eliminating the need for repeat sterilization when instruments are used in more than one patient.
Parkview Ortho Hospital is the first specialty hospital in northeastern Indiana devoted solely to orthopedic surgery and post-surgery patient care. Our state-of-the-art facilities include an inpatient unit, an inpatient rehabilitation gym, and Ortho NorthEast medical offices.
Parkview Ortho Hospital is partially physician owned.
With our joint venture partner Ortho NorthEast, we provide breakthrough technologies, advanced orthopedic surgeries and treatments, and expert physical and occupational therapy for:
Surgeries at Parkview Ortho Hospital on the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus are performed by the board-certified orthopedic specialists of Ortho NorthEast (ONE). Founded in 1962, ONE is recognized as the tri-state region’s premier orthopedic group. Their growing roster of board-certified physicians includes some of the area’s most highly trained and experienced specialists who’ve compiled an impressive record of quality care and pioneering surgical techniques.
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