It should go without saying, but every patient’s anatomy is unique. Anthropometric data confirms that anatomical measurements can vary significantly from one patient to another.
Off-the-shelf implants simply don’t address these unique features. Instead they are built on averages and compromises.
When the implant can’t adapt, the patient must. Patients who receive off-the-shelf implants may face a wide array of challenges :
- Significant bone removal to accommodate the implant
- Imprecise anatomical articulation
- Reduced ambulatory function
- Reduced range of motion and mobility
Until recently, the patient had no choice but to accept these compromises or live with a damaged joint. Today, Bodycad is developing a truly personalized experience which makes the pursuit of precisely fitted orthopaedic restorations possible.