Posted on Apr 19, 2022
Today total knee replacement is the most common and successful surgery performed throughout the world. Recent innovations have improved both early and long term results. The most recent is the use of computer navigation guiding the surgeon to implantation. This technique enables the surgeon to improve his precision ensuring that zero percent human errors are there. Such precision and technology ultimately ensures improved long term performance of knee implants.
The Surgical Technique:
In this system the patient’s specific anatomy is stipulated and displayed on a computer during surgery. Computer provides information about where to place components for proper alignment. The computer detects and quantifies the deformities and bone loss. With inputs from the surgeon, the computer guides the changes made in the bone cuts and ligaments, balancing to get a correct mechanical axis and adjact position of the implant. This provides the ability for the patient to regain maximum function and ensures long term survival of the implant.
Advantages of computer assisted surgery:
Computer Navigation accuracy can help the surgeon decrease the percentage of ‘outliers’ and the overall result can be achieved to near perfection.