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Personalized Joint Replacement

The ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™

Carlos Gomez and Wood County Hospital now offer the ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ to hip replacement. 

With the ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™ patients tend to

  • spend less time in the hospital
  • have a faster recovery
  • experience less pain
  • and take less narcotics to relieve pain after surgery 

compared to patients who have undergone traditional hip replacement surgery. You don't have to put off hip replacement anymore. 

Carlos Gomez, M.D., orthopedic surgeon will discuss these customized surgical procedures at our next seminar. For more information click here. If you would like to register please call .

Personalized Joint Replacement

Wood County Hospital was also the first hospital in NW Ohio to offer personalized joint replacement surgery, which gives you numerous advantages over traditional knee replacement surgery. 

  • Shorter, less invasive surgery
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less pain
  • Quicker recovery

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.

The performance of hip replacements depends on age, weight, activity level and other factors. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have hip replacement surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can determine if hip replacement is required based on an individual patient's condition.