New sophisticated applications of electronic technology in recent years have entered in medicine, creating a new landscape of possibilities for the physician in relation to his offer to the patient.
Nowadays, after many years of electronics studies in relation to surgery, the special computer is transported to the surgical room for the purpose of guidance and precision in the surgical procedure during surgery.
Computer assisted knee arthroplasty - navigation system, enables Orthopedic surgeon to perform osteotomy accurately, redefining the mechanical and anatomical axis of the lower limb and placing implants in the best possible way, which promises and longevity of arthroplasty.
The new technology undoubtedly increases the safety index of the surgery and in combination with the surgical expertise and surgeon's ability creates the conditions for optimal results.
The advantages of the method for the patient are:
- Immediate mobilization of the patient on the day of surgery (FAST TRACK)
- Two days stay in the clinic
- Minimal blood loss
- Reduced postoperative pain
- Anatomical knee sensation directly postoperatively
- Improved joint motion quality
- Rapid return to social and professional activities
Knee arthroplasty with electronic navigation belongs to minimal invasive surgery and along with Patient Specific knee replacement PSI is now the spearhead in the treatment of severe knee arthritis.
A CASE REPORT
Patien male 86 years old with severe osteoarthritis of the right knee joint and constant pain.
Walking before the operation
Walking one day after the computer assisted knee arthroplasty (navigation system). The patient doesnt need assistive walking devices.
A CASE REPORT 2
Man 65 years old suffered from severe right knee osteoarthritis with varus deformity
Severe right knee osteoarthritis with mechanical axis distorsion.
One day after computer assisted knee arthroplasty (I- ASSIST). The mechanical axis of the right lower limb is completely restored