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Computer Navigation for Total Knee Replacement

What is Total Knee Replacement?

A total knee replacement surgery involves replacing the damaged surfaces of the articulating bones with artificial implants. Most of these implants wear with use. Thus, the need for revision surgery is high if you are young and active, and if the implant must last your lifetime. Precise alignment can help extend the life of the implants and this can be achieved using computer navigation for total knee replacement surgery. 

Indications for Total Knee Replacement 

A total knee replacement surgery is the last resort to relieve pain and restore function in the knee that is damaged by arthritis or an injury when non-surgical treatments do not relieve the condition. 

Computer Navigation for Total Knee Replacement

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. Their position is tracked by an infrared camera placed above the surgical table, which is connected to a computer. The computer then generates real-time images with the help of the appropriate software to guide your surgeon to precisely resurface and cut the bones of the knee, and fix the implant precisely and accurately according to the preoperative surgical plan. 

The surgery is performed entirely by your surgeon. Computer navigation is just a tool to guide your surgeon and ensure accuracy. It cannot replace the skills of an experienced surgeon.

Advantages of Computer Navigation for Total Knee Replacement

Computer navigation for total knee replacement has the following advantages:

How We Can Help You?

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Treating an Old Knee Injury

One of the primary reasons to see an orthopedic surgeon for an old knee injury is to receive an accurate diagnosis. Knee injuries can result from a variety of causes, and identifying the specific condition can be challenging without a comprehensive evaluation.

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Growth Plate

These growth plates are crucial for bone growth and eventually close as skeletal maturity is reached. When a fracture happens at the growth plate, it can disrupt normal bone development and lead to complications like limb length discrepancies or angular deformities if not properly treated.

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Orthopedic Rehabilitation Options

There are many different types of orthopedic rehab options that suit you based on your injury. Orthopedic rehabilitation centers offer activities of daily living, which is designed to benefit any patient suffering from an orthopedic, neurological or sensory deficit.

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