No, it will be done in addition to those scans, for the most information possible.
If you are having two knees replaced, the CT scan will only need to be done once. If you are having your two hips replaced or one knee and one hip, the scan will need to be repeated for the most accurately updated information.
The custom planning gives your already experienced surgeon additional information they wouldn’t otherwise have access to. There is a lot of good technology available, but the custom planning is not implant specific and allows your surgeon to know exactly what to do during surgery.
The custom plan is patient-focused rather than implant focused. The bioengineers and your surgeon are taking into consideration your anatomy and what placement is best for your body and biomechanical alignment.
Kinomatic allows your surgeon to create a custom surgical plan prior to surgery. All the important elements of the procedure are determined in advance, and your surgeon is able to determine the size and orientation that will recreate your natural anatomy. Traditional surgery does not provide the Surgeon with the ability to see your joint until after the incision is made. Many traditional surgeons are seeing the problem area for the first time when you are in the operating room. Traditional surgery uses a one-size-fits-all approach.
Kinomatic Custom Surgery offers a smarter, more accurate surgery and a better, overall fit compared to traditional joint replacement methods. A perfectly balanced knee or hip will last for 30+ years and restore a patient back to full functionality. Custom Surgical Planning gives your surgeon the tools they need to give you a perfectly balanced joint.
Your surgeon has the choice between hundreds of different implants, and Kinomatic has the ability to model any implant in your custom surgical plan. Some surgeons use different implants for different patients based on bone quality, anatomical fit, patient age, and others factors. Kinomatic allows your surgeon to see how different implants would fit your anatomy prior to surgery, unlike in traditional surgery. The most important factor in a good outcome is not the implant, but how well-balanced it is. Optimal alignment leads to better outcomes: longer-lasting implants, a more natural feeling joint after surgery, and ultimately more satisfied patients.
Some surgeons choose to use Kinomatic Custom Surgery along with robotics, while other surgeons use Kinomatic without robotics. The Kinomatic Custom Surgical plan can be augmented with various other technologies in the OR, but the customization that Kinomatic offers cannot be found with any other existing technology.
No, Kinomatic Custom Surgical Planning is not covered by insurance.
Most insurances including Medicare pay for only the most basic options. Our process requires extensive additional work by Biomedical Engineers and the Surgeon to prepare your custom surgical plan. The Custom Surgical planning takes 4-5 times longer than the actual surgery. That’s how much detail goes into every plan.
No, it is intended to be used in addition to your in-person therapy, as it allows you to increase the amount of recovery work and keep track of your goals through the app.