Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
At the Total Joint Center, surgeons are using computer-assisted knee replacement surgery to operate with smaller incisions and greater precision.
This advanced technology allows surgeons to align the patient's bones and knee replacement implants with a degree of accuracy not possible with the naked eye. The computer gives your surgeon detailed information allowing him to balance the ligaments and this information is available before surgery, so that the surgeons first cuts are precise.
Computers also help doctors who use smaller incisions instead of the traditional larger openings. Minimally invasive surgery does not just offer the cosmetic advantage of less scarring, smaller incisions also mean less bleeding, less pain and less time in the hospital.
Computers used during joint replacement surgery create a visual map to help doctors make crucial decisions before and throughout the knee replacement operation. The objective is to combine the precision and accuracy of computer technology with the surgeon's skill to perform surgery.
Computers allow your doctor to "see" where he does not have eyes, allowing him to more information to make crucial operating room decisions. Imaging technology allows your surgeon to see a computer generated picture representation of your knee enabling him to operate with smaller openings and with more precision.
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