Computer-navigated joint replacement is an image-guided procedure during which the damaged or worn out articulating surfaces of a joint are removed and replaced with artificial prostheses under the assistance of advanced computer technology. The computer navigation system provides information and guidance that aids your surgeon to obtain precise alignment and accurate positioning of the implants to accomplish improved accuracy and results.
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For a successful total hip replacement, accurate positioning of the implants is crucial to accomplish a good clinical outcome. Computer-navigated total hip replacement is an advanced technology developed to provide more accurate positioning of an implant.
Computer navigation provides your surgeon with real-time 3-D images of your mapped knee and the surgical instruments during surgery. The data for the images is provided by infrared sensors fixed to the bones of the knee and surgical instruments.