Computer Assisted Navigation (CAN) Knee Replacement
Accurate positioning and alignment of the components are some of the major key factors that determine good functional and long-lasting results of a patient who has undergone total knee replacement surgery. Technological advancements in the science and art of knee replacement have in the recent years improved the patient’s outcome of knee alignment by increasing the accuracy and reducing the recovery time. One of these advancements is the Computer Assisted Navigation Knee Replacement which uses advanced computer imaging to achieve the highest level of precision during knee replacement surgery.
Computer assisted navigation knee replacement utilizes the help of live infrared-based tracking system to achieve soft tissue balance and perfect alignment. Precision in alignment helps to extend the implant’s lifespan, which can be safely achieved by computer assisted navigation knee replacement.
Ideal Candidate for Computer Assisted Navigation Knee Replacement
Patients who are thinking of undergoing knee replacement surgery should consider computer assisted navigation knee replacement. In particular, younger patients can greatly benefit from the alignment precision, tissue balance, and the lifespan associated with this procedure.
Benefits of Computer Assisted Navigation Knee Replacement
Benefits associated with computer assisted navigation knee replacement include:
- Customized treatment according to the patient’s anatomy as all patients are different
- Accurate implant positioning in relation to the mechanical axis of the leg
- Soft tissue balancing which is essential for optimal surgical results and the longevity of the implant
- Minimum bone resection and no use of intramedullary nails thus reducing any bleeding and complications
- Shorter hospital stay, and early rehabilitation
- Offers better functional outcome
How Computer Assisted Navigation Knee Replacement Works
Computer assisted navigation knee replacement involves the surgeon fixing sensors in the patient’s knee area. The surgeon then moves the patient’s limb in various natural movements in order for the camera to receive data and use it to form a 3D model on the monitor.
The data, the 3D model, and the exact size of the bone are represented on the screen thus allowing the surgeon to perform the surgery with greater precision because the system is able to judge in real time the alignment of the joint in a proper manner.
In addition to this, the better soft tissue balancing ensures there is preservation of more bone stock and the implants are applied in a better position. This reduces both the shear and the mechanical stress on the bearing surfaces leading to better clinical results and the longevity of the prosthesis.
Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons at King’s specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries as well as degenerative conditions affecting the knee, including carrying out total and partial knee replacements for the treatment of arthritis and revision replacements when earlier surgery has not been successful, or has undergone deterioration.
The specialists have extensive knowledge of the full range of knee disorders, and will help you find the ideal medical solution for your condition. You can get in touch by filling in the form below.
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