Custom Knee Replacement now available at Three Rivers Health
ONLY ONE KNEE…YOURS.
Three Rivers Health Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Cameron Yau is now specializing in customized total knee replacements using the ConforMIS total knee system. “These implants are a truly custom knee replacement, manufactured individually for each patient based on their speciﬁc anatomy. Every patient has their own shape and bone structure, and these implants match that anatomy precisely,” said Dr. Yau. “The result for patients is increased stability and a more natural feeling knee. With a well-ﬁtted implant, you can expect a better total knee replacement with less pain,” continued Dr. Yau.
Because off-the-shelf implants aren’t designed for any one person’s speciﬁc anatomy, surgeons often have to compromise on implant ﬁt, rotation, and alignment. These compromises can cause pain or discomfort after surgery. ConforMIS implants are speciﬁcally designed to ﬁt each individual knee, avoiding sizing and positioning compromises common with off-the-shelf implants that can lead to long-term painful outcomes.
They are also designed to mimic the natural shape of the individual knee, which plays an important role in the way the knee bends and extends. By restoring the natural shape of your knee rather than replacing it with the standardized geometry of off-the-shelf implants, your knee may feel more like your own natural knee.
Dr. Yau is a board certiﬁed orthopedic surgeon who completed his fellowship in complex adult hip and knee reconstruction at New York City’s Lenox Hill Hospital. He has professional afﬁliations with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and Canadian Orthopedic Associations, among several other associations.
Dr. Yau has had published several peer reviewed articles and made presentations at the annual meetings of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Yau, call 269.858.3024. Visit CameronYauMD.com for further information.