Recent advances in surgical technology have made it possible to extend the life of your knee replacement.
Smith and Nephew's VISIONAIRE Patient Matched technology is a remarkable new instrumentation system for use in total knee replacement surgery. While traditional instruments are one-size-fits-all, VISIONAIRE technology uses MRI and x-ray images to custom-fit surgical instruments to each patient's unique anatomy. And it is available exclusively with the Smith & Nephew portfolio of high performance knee implants.
Using Smith & Nephew's VISIONAIRE Patient Matched system, your orthopaedist enters the operating room equipped with single-use instruments, customized to fit your knee. As this streamlined technology eliminates more than 20 steps from the procedure, its potential benefits include not only reduced anesthesia time, but less blood loss and lower risk of infection. And it reduces the risk of implant misalignment that can cause your knee to wear out before its time. This less invasive surgical procedure can also reduce soft tissue and muscle damage, resulting in less scarring and less pain during the recovery process.
Choosing a high performance knee implant and the proper surgical procedure are critical to regaining your active lifestyle. Your Smith & Nephew high performance knee implant, accurately aligned with the VISIONAIRE system, may not only feel more natural, but may also last longer than traditional knee replacements.
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