Being the pioneers to adopt computer-assisted navigation system in orthopedic joint replacement surgery, Orthopedic surgeons at Durdans have had excellent results with resurfacing of the hip and minimally invasive knee joint replacement.
The computer-assisted navigation system is similar to the location and directional tracking systems used for cars. Informative positioning calculations will be displayed on a graphically intuitive screen, which dynamically changes with the individual patient’s anatomy. This will ensure the exact alignment and long-term survival of implanted prosthesis, thus significantly reducing the post-operative alignments.
With the use of computer navigation, incisions can be made smaller and the soft tissue dissection can be kept at a minimal level. It also augments other minimally invasive surgical techniques resulting in greater protection of the quadriceps muscle and tendon during surgery.
Computer navigation guidance eliminates the need for traditional methods such as Intramedullary (IM) rods to align cuts, which always has the chances of emboli from bone marrow cavity. With computer assisted knee replacement surgery this risk is eliminated and it is safer also for patients with cardiac ailments, high obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Additionally, ligament balancing can potentially be quantified to the nearest millimetre of ligament laxity or tautness.
For more information and to schedule computer-assisted joint replacement surgery, call 011 2140 000