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Westchester Orthopedist Describes New Technique for Knee Replacement Implants

Posted on: August 6, 2012

3-D Computer-Aided Design: Building Better Knee Replacements

An Interview with David Yasgur, MD, FAAOS

Until recently, a surgeon’s only option for customizing knee replacements was to make adjustments during the actual surgery. Once the patient was under anesthesia and incisions were made, the surgeon would fine-tune the fit of the replacement joint. If you think that sounds like a less-than-ideal way to proceed, you won’t get any argument from Dr. David Yasgur, Director of Quality and Outcomes at the Orthopedic & Spine Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital. “During surgery we needed to have a large variety of instruments out and available for making adjustments to the size and alignment of the implants—all while the patient was undergoing the procedure. This wasted time and placed additional stress on the patients.”  Continue reading

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