Beaufort Memorial’s Living Well Blog brings health and wellness to Lowcountry living.

What is "Custom-Fit" Knee Surgery?

Posted by Bone & Joint Team on Aug 25, 2016 9:50:13 AM

Cartilage can wear down over time, causing arthritic pain. During a knee replacement, the ends of a patient's thighbone and tibia are resurfaced, and polyethylene is inserted between the two bones.

This "custom-fit" method affords patients a quicker recovery, a less invasive surgery, and less time spent in the operating room.

Beaufort Memorial's Dr. Edward Blocker explains the "custom-fit" approach, a new method for a more precise total knee replacement.