We've made a great deal of progress with custom and patient matched knee replacement and it's become pretty much the standard in my practice. Hips however, have proven more difficult. The anatomy is harder to measure and there is a lot more variability from patient to patient. I am pleased to say that I now have access to Biomet Signature technology that allows us to measure a patient's hip with an MRI and customize an implant that will fit them more exactly. The MRI also allows us to position the new hip with more accuracy. More updates in the future.
Dr. Barry Waldman