Personalized Joint Replacement
Wood County Hospital was the first hospital in NW Ohio to offer personalized joint replacement surgery, which offers you numerous advantages over traditional knee replacement surgery.
- Shorter, less invasive surgery
- Less risk of infection
- Less pain
- Quicker recovery
Carlos Gomez, M.D., orthopedic surgeon will discuss this customized surgical procedure. For more information click here. If you would like to register please call 419-354-8679.
Why is this type of joint replacement better?
Before surgery, we take a precise, 3-D MRI of your joint instead of an X-ray. The image is used to manufacture a customized alignment system. The MRI allows the implant manufacturer to re-create your own anatomy in three dimensions.
During surgery, personalized positioning guides allow your surgeon to tailor your damaged bone and cartilage to your new implant. That means there is no guesswork involved when the surgeon positions the new joint in your knee.
Ideal for those in their 50s and 60s
This replacement surgery’s optimized implant placement helps your new joint last much longer. You can enjoy all the benefits of your new joint as you remain active for years to come.