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