Dr. Tom Smith, D.O. – Orthopaedic Surgeon – Specializing in Hip and Knee Surgery
Dr. Tom Smith, D.O. - Hip and Knee Surgeon : Westchester: (708) 354 BONE (2663)
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Custom Knee Replacement Surgery

Total knee replacement is often the last option when conservative options fail to relieve the pain and retard the progression of joint damage in patients with severe arthritis. Knee replacement surgery involves replacing the damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of the knee joint with a synthetic implant.

A custom knee replacement is the a novel technology in total knee replacement that uses an MRI scan of the knee to model your knee and then make custom designed cutting guides. The procedure begins before your surgery with a MRI scan and X-rays to make exact measurements of your knee. Computer software transforms that MRI image into a 3-D model of your arthritic knee and then virtually rectifies any deformity so as to restore the knee to its pre-arthritic condition. Specially designed cutting guides are then made, which allows the surgeon to preserve more of the bone and ligaments to accept the knee replacement implant.

Benefits of a custom knee replacement include:

  • Minimally invasive technique
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Quicker recovery
  • Precision fit and knee alignment
  • Shorter operative time
  • Less chance of infection
  • Durability
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Greater range of motion
  • Quicker return to normal activities
You are not a candidate for custom knee replacement if you have had previous corrective knee surgery or injured ligaments. Patients with knee implants, pacemakers or vascular clips who are not eligible for an MRI scan are not eligible for a custom knee replacement.
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Imagine life without Hip or Knee pain
 
Arthritis & Your Knees Presented by Dr. Tom Smith, Orthopedic Surgeon and Steve Hanley, Physical Therapist
 
Western Springs Little League Team Sponsor-Spring 2013
 
Young Life Metro Southwest Golf outing, Monday, May 6, 2013
 
La Grange Pet parade
 
Open House in La Grange, on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 4 to 7 PM.
 
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer June 2-3, 2012 - Chicago
 
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer June 2-3, 2012 - Chicago
 
Young Life Metro Southwest Golf outing, May 14, 2012
 
Arthritis Foundation April 20, 2012. Join us on April 20th at Vanguard Westlake Hospital to hear Dr. Tom Smith, an Orthopedic Surgeon and Hip and Knee Specialist, speak about Healthy Aging and Living Actively with Osteoarthritis, brought to you by The Arthritis Foundation and Vanguard Westlake Hospital.
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