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Computer Navigation Knee Replacements

Accurate alignment of the knee components is critical to the overall function of your new joint,and it also plays a role in helping your joint feel healthy again, and helping the joint replacement to potentially last longer. Computer-assisted technology has made it possible to navigate joint replacement procedures with a level of accuracy so precise it may improve the results of your surgery.

Benfits :

Potential advantages of Computer Navigation:

  • Provides comprehensive data about anatomy, alignment, and component position which may result in more exact placement of your joint replacement
  • Allows the surgeon to more accurately plan for your surgery with the use of digital images of your hip, knee and ankle
  • Provides the surgeon with more control, feedback and the ability to correct potential errors during the surgery
  • Allows for better visualization of anatomy with less need for exposure, which is particularly important when minimally-invasive techniques are used

There are several potential benefits for those who have computer-assisted surgery with their total joint replacement, including:

  • May increase the life of your replacement
  • Reduces the risk of dislocation and revision surgery
  • Results in greater stability and range of motion
  • Helps improve the overall function of your joint replacement

Computer-assisted surgery may allow for less-invasive surgical techniques, which have several other potential advantages, including:

  • Reduced blood loss during surgery, which lessens the need for a blood transfusion
  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced length of your hospital stay
  • Shorter post-operative physical rehabilitation
  • Less scarring

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