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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, December 08, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Total knee replacement, or total knee arthroplasty, is done to provide a patient relief from the debilitating pain that is caused by severe arthritis. Dr. Pospisil, Huntington Beach orthopedic doctor, uses the latest technology, known as Patient Specific Instrumentation (PSI), to ensure the highest level of patient care. This PSI technology was developed by a company called Zimmer, which combined the knowledge of the best orthopedic surgeons in the world and advanced medical analytics to design this unique knee replacement system.
PSI technology allows Dr. Pospisil to map out the entire knee replacement surgery in advance by using data retrieved from the patient's MRI. This is done by designing tibial and femoral instrumentation guides that use the exact anatomy of the patient to precisely indicate the position of the cuts and the placement of the Persona brand knee implant. This setup allows for optimal axial rotation of the tibial component. It is of the utmost importance that the alignment and positioning of the knee joint and its surrounding components be done meticulously.
No other technique allows for the expertise of the surgeon to be reinforced by the power of exacting 3-D technology. This process allows for increased efficiency and effectiveness. Since less instruments are required and because the procedure has been planned out in advance, it cuts down on the overall surgical time experienced by the patient.
Dr. Pospisil works with his patients to find the best solutions for their orthopedic needs. Although conservative options are best whenever possible, patients do often need surgery to correct major problems. This Zimmer PSI in the hands of a highly skilled surgeon may provide better treatment options and greater functionality after surgery and offers hope to those who have suffered injuries or diseases. Recently voted as one of the area's top doctors, Dr. Pospisil specializes in:
- General orthopedics
- Joint reconstruction
- Knee replacement
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Sports medicine
- Surgical and non surgical spine treatment
About Dr. Rick Pospisil, Sports Medicine Physician Huntington Beach
With nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Pospisil is one of the most trusted orthopedic surgeons in the area. He performs almost 200 surgeries annually and has served professional athletes, members of the military, construction workers, public servants and college and high school athletes. A graduate of UCLA, Dr. Pospisil completed his medical training at USC and his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of America, the California Orthopedic Association and the California Medical Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Visit http://www.pospisilmd.com for more information.
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