Dr. Gurpreet Bajaj First in Fort Worth to Use Triathlon® Custom Fit Knee® with ShapeMatch Technology
3D Technology Customizes Total Knee Replacement Procedure for Each Patient
Gurpreet Bajaj, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at Huguley Memorial Medical Center, is the first surgeon in Fort Worth to offer knee replacement patients Stryker’s Triathlon Custom Fit Knee with ShapeMatch Technology. This 3D technology is designed to customize the knee replacement procedure to each patient through the use of 3D imaging software that creates a customized pre-operative surgical plan for each patient. Upon surgeon review and approval of the plan, single-use ShapeMatch Cutting Guides are developed for each patient based on the patient’s MRI or CT scans.
Triathlon’s knee implant is designed to work with the body to promote easier motion and, a study has shown, a more rapid return to functional activities after surgery. Additionally, it’s the only implant available with Stryker’s patented X3 Advanced Bearing Technology. Based on laboratory testing, X3 has demonstrated a lower wear rate which may result in a longer lasting implant, making this technology particularly important for younger patients.
“I’m pleased to offer patients undergoing knee replacement surgery the Triathlon Custom Fit Knee with ShapeMatch Technology,” said Dr. Bajaj. “It gives me the ability to customize the procedure to each patient’s unique anatomy and reaffirms Huguley’s commitment to provide our patients with leading orthopaedic technology and care.”
Specializing in the care of joint replacement patients, the Orthopedic Bone & Joint Center at Huguley incorporates a team approach involving orthopaedic surgeons, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, case managers and other professionals. Treatment includes individualized care, a comprehensive education class, integrated pain management, and a coordinated rehabilitation program. By complying with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care, the Orthopedic Bone & Joint Center at Huguley earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission.
With fifteen years’ experience, Dr. Bajaj is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He practices with Lone Star Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists. He earned his medical degree at Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, and he completed his training in orthopaedics at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
ShapeMatch technology is only available for use with Stryker’s Triathlon Knee System, which has demonstrated the best performance among the most frequently used brands of total knee implants as measured by revision rates in the National Joint Registry of England and Wales.