Total hip replacement by computer assisted navigation

What is total hip replacement by computer assisted navigation?

Computer assisted navigation is a recent and most significant development in joint replacement and orthopaedic surgery of the 21st Century.

How does total hip replacement by computer assisted navigation work?

The position of individual bones is tracked in 3D space with real time infra-red wave communication. The surgeon is able to make exact individualised cuts in bones and position the prosthesis in desired position to the last degree. Any adjustment needed is done during the surgery as opposed to conventional surgery when the objective measurements are on post op evaluation.

How will having total hip replacement by computer assisted navigation benefit me?

What is most beneficial is the cuts are individualised catering to specific anatomy and needs of each individual patient. This also reduces the complications like dislocation, leg length discrepancy, impingement and helps the surgeon recreate best possible soft tissue balancing in individual patients.

Paying for Surgery | Self-Pay

Total hip replacement by computer assisted navigation are covered by most medical insurance policies, but please check with your insurer first. If you are paying for your own treatment the cost of the operation will be explained and confirmed in writing when you book the operation. Ask the hospital for a quote beforehand, and ensure that this includes the surgeon’s fee, the anaesthetist’s fee and the hospital charge for your procedure.

What other kinds of hip operations, treatments and procedures do BMI Healthcare carry out?

  • Hip arthroscopy, this is where a consultant will use keyhole surgery to ascertain the problem...
  • Hip debriment this is where there may be an abnormality of the hip joint through excessive bone or abnormal tissue...
  • Hip injection treatment may use either local anaesthesia or a combination of local anaesthesia and steroid, enabling a potential diagnosis as well as therapeutic treatment...
  • Hip resurfacing is a bone-conserving alternative to total hip replacement for young and active patients...
  • A hip revision or total hip replacement is an operation to take out your old hip replacement and put in a new one...

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