Best TKR Options Explained By Knee Specialist: Advanced Surgery At London Clinic

Apr 26, 2024

Medicine is advancing, and there are new, improved techniques, that you should know about before making big decisions. Learn how the new TWIS Total Knee Replacement surgery can get you back on your feet faster, with better stability and less pain, at MSK Doctors.

We've all heard about the fantastic new technology that's just around the corner, and how AI is going to change everything in business, medicine, and travel... but where is it?

It's closer than you think, if you look in the right places. One example is a new Total Knee Replacement (TKR) technique called Turn With Intelligent Stability (TWIS), that uses AI analysis to customise how a replacement knee is installed. You can learn all about it at - but first, let me give you a preview.

Your New Knee, In A Nutshell.

That's probably not a great headline, your new knee won't be put in a nutshell, and it's probably too big for one anyways.

What it will be, is customised to you, specifically, and how you move.

It all starts with a lot of analysis, using some cutting-edge AI tools from a company called MAI motion, that map out exactly how you move in everyday life. How does your leg bend, rotate, and twist, when you walk, jog, or climb stairs?

The trick is, everybody is a little different - so having a customised implant only makes sense, right?

Installation & Recovery.

When it comes time to install your new knee, the medical team can use all that data gathered by the AI to figure out the best possible attachment angle, based on your specific movement style.

Don't worry, there's no AI being installed in your knee - if you ask yourself a question late at night, your knee won't respond with an answer. The AI is just for the planning process, to get the most natural feel and movement possible.

Show Me The Benefits.

Okay, okay, enough about the nuts and bolts, let's talk results.

What can you expect from a new, AI-planned knee replacement?

Obviously, I can't tell what specific benefits you'll have, but I can tell you what they've found in clinical trials, starting with what I think is most important: How patients feel about the results.

In clinical trials, the TWIS-TKR technique showed several important benefits in a category called "Patient-Reported Outcome Measures" or PROMs. While the reason for improved PROMs can vary, most clients found their new knee felt and functioned more naturally, and caused less pain and discomfort during the recovery process.

That's the real benefit, right there, if you ask me. The people getting a new knee felt it was better - what more do we need to know? What else matters?

Oh yeah... safety, effectiveness, long-term benefits... okay, let's discuss those too.

More Than A Feeling, It's A Fact.

So feeling that a new knee is "more natural" is great, but what post-op pain, what about dislocations?

There's more to life than how something feels, especially during the recovery - but in this case, it's all good news.

The clinical trials highlight several long-term benefits, including an improved range of motion compared to traditional total knee replacement techniques, and increased stability through a wide range of activities and motions. Research also indicates that using a custom rotational alignment for installation of a TKR can provide a faster recovery, with a quicker return to normal daily activities.

It's a win-win-win, when you include getting back on your feet faster too, but there's one thing we haven't discussed yet, the elephant in the room.

A Single Surgery, Please.

In comparative studies, the TWIS-TKR technique has been shown to reduce the risk of complications compared to traditional options, including a significantly reduced risk of dislocations during the healing process. That's huge.

Studies also suggest that patients with a TWIS-TKR may be less likely to need a future revision surgery, due to the increased longevity of a custom-designed replacement.

If you, like me, are not a fan of surgery, then the benefit here is obvious.

While TWIS-TKR is not for everybody, this new technique can help to reduce recovery times and post-operative pain, while improving your overall knee function. What's not to love?

An excerpt from the full report explains, “TWIS-TKR utilises state-of-the-art artificial intelligence from MAI-Motion, offering a groundbreaking approach to knee replacement surgery. This integration allows for precision in surgical planning and execution, tailoring the procedure to each patient’s unique anatomical and functional needs.”

There's only one more thing you need to know before you go, and it's a big one.

If you want to learn more about TWIS-TKR, how AI can help plan your surgery, or anything else related to your new knee, you can just ask an expert.

MSK Doctors has some of the top trusted specialists in the UK for this new technique - and you don't need a referral, or to wait on a list.

Anyone can book an appointment, practically any time, because they don't believe in referrals or waiting lists. You can just make your own appointment, for diagnosis, consultation, or even treatment, online or over the phone. It's super easy.

The top specialists in Total Knee Replacements are closer than you think. Get all the details, or book an appointment, at

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