nikhil pradhan's
 Cheshire Hip and Knee Clinic

Specialist: Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery, Sports injury & general orthopaedics
Signature™ Personalised knee replacement
'Signature™ Knee' provides more of a custom fit, specifically for you

Mr Nikhil Pradhan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Spire Cheshire Hospital is one of the first surgeons in the northwest to launch a patient specific total knee replacement.

Patient shapes differ on the inside as much as they do on the outside. This ground breaking surgery, provides more of a custom fit specifically for you, regardless of age, race, size or gender.

How it works

The Signature™ Knee system uses scans of the knee, which when analysed create a 3D image of the patient’s actual knee. With this information the surgeon can carefully pre-plan the surgery and tailor made instruments (alignment guides) for each individual patient are produced.

Mr Pradhan states “The Signature™ technology and custom made alignment guides allow me, the surgeon to accurately recreate the patient’s original limb alignment providing a knee replacement which replicates the patient’s unique anatomy”. By recreating the patient’s individual anatomy the surgeon can provide the optimal post operative result.

Traditional Total knee replacement may use instruments placed inside the thigh or shin bone to assist with alignment and positioning. The Signature alignment guides are placed not within the bone canals but directly on the outside of the bone, potentially allowing a less invasive procedure.

Patients may therefore benefit from reduced blood loss and complications such as fat embolisms minimising their stay in hospital and increasing their rate of recovery.
Spire Cheshire Hospital
Fir Tree Close,Stretton Warrington,
Cheshire WA4 4LU
Tel: 01925710401
Fax: 01925710401
Consultant in Trauma and
Orthopaedic Surgery

Warrington Hospital NHS Trust
Lovely Lane Warrington
Cheshire WA5 1QG
Tel. 01925662758
Fax. 01925 662211