Dr. Max Gomez, May 19, 2016
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If you want a really perfect fit for a suit or a dress you would probably get it customized for your body size and shape.
So why not do the same for something even more important like a total knee replacement?
As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez explained, that’s exactly what one company is doing, thanks to 3D printing.
There are 750,000 total knee replacements done every year, and that number has been going way up as baby boomers wear out their knees.
How well those artificial knees relieve pain and how long they last depends on getting the fit and alignment just right. That’s where the custom implants help.
Fitch Lockwood has a knee that’s pain free and can flex better than most 64-year-olds, but that wasn’t the case a few months ago.