AUGMENTED REALITY KNEE ARTHROPLASTY
Russian patient speak about the new computer assisted knee arthroplasty experience
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.
Augmented reality knee arthroplasty enables the orthopedist to perform osteotomies accurately, taking all the anatomical data of the patient in his field of vision wearing the special augmented reality 3D glasses, redefining the mechanical and anatomical axis to place implants in the most correct way, a fact that promises 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 NEW METHOD FOR PATIENTS 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