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Dedicated to patient care, we utilise the latest arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques for the management of all hip and knee conditions; thereby facilitating the best recovery and outcome for patients from surgery.

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Rotator Cuff Tear

Computer-assisted Total Knee Replacement

Computer Assisted Total Knee Replacement
A total knee replacement surgery is the last resort to relieve pain and restore function in a knee damaged by arthritis or an injury when non-surgical treatments do not relieve the symptoms. The procedure involves replacing the damaged surfaces of the articulating bones with an artificial implant. Most of these implants wear with use. Thus, the need for revision surgery is high in young and active people if the implant has to last the lifetime of the patient. The life of the implant can be extended by its precise alignment and this can be achieved with the use of computer navigation for total knee replacement surgery.

Computer navigation provides the surgeon with real time 3-D images of the mapped patient’s 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, connected to the computer. The computer than generates real-time images with the help of an appropriate software to guide the surgeon to precisely resurface and cut the bones of the knee, and fix the implant precisely and accurately according to the pre-operative surgical plan. Thus, the surgery is done by the surgeon only. Computer navigation is just a tool to guide the surgeon and improve the outcome of the surgery. It cannot replace the skills of an experienced surgeon.

Click on the topics below to find out more from the orthopedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
FAORTHA FRACSInternational Society for Hip Arthroscopy


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