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VISIONAIRE Patient Matched Technology

VISIONAIRE Patient Matched Technology


As a patient considering knee replacement surgery, it is important to remember that you have choices.

In our VERILAST Technology section, we discuss how the choice of materials used to make your implant can have a significant impact on your implant's ability to resist wear.

However, as important as your choice of implant materials is, it's only part of the equation.

After all, no matter how much new technology goes into the creation of your implant, if your implant isn't correctly aligned within your body, implant wear and performance will still be concerns.

For this reason, we developed VISIONAIRE Patient Match Technology - a system that uses your own MRI and X-Ray images to design and build surgical instruments customized specifically for your unique knee anatomy.

These streamlined instruments potentially offer several patient advantages:

Visit the "How It's Made" website -

VISIONAIRE Patient Matched Technology is exclusive to Smith & Nephew. Not every surgeon has been trained to use VISIONAIRE Technology. To find a trained Knee surgeon near you, use our Find a Physician locator.

Important Safety Notes

Individual results of joint replacement vary. Implants are intended to relieve knee pain and improve function, but may not produce the same feel or function as your original knee. There are potential risks with knee replacement surgery such as loosening, wear and infection that may result in the need for additional surgery. Patients should not perform high impact activities such as running and jumping unless their surgeon tells them that the bone has healed and these activities are acceptable. Early device failure, breakage or loosening may occur if a surgeon's limitations on activity level are not followed.

The information listed on this site is for informational and educational purposes and is not meant as medical advice. Every patient's case is unique and each patient should follow his or her doctor's specific instructions. Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation.

VISIONAIRE Patient Matched Technology

Spend less time in surgery

A less invasive procedure

Precision knee placement