The personalised design of the Episealer implants and guides are based on MR imaging. By data processing, a virtual 3D model of the damaged joint surface is recreated and the lesion is defined. Subsequently, the Episealer and instruments are designed to remove the damaged tissue as well as to restore the area with a perfectly fitting implant. Using the personalised drill guide during surgery increases the precision of the surgical procedure for optimal positioning of the implant.
The part of the Episealer that is countersunk in the bone and cartilage is covered with a titanium undercoating and a hydroxyapatite outer coating, ensuring a quick and lasting fixation to the bone.
Episealer is available for the knee femoral condyles (both medial and lateral), the knee trochlea area or both!