Computer assisted surgery (CAS) is nothing short of a surgical breakthrough. By utilizing an infrared navigation camera, wireless Smart Instruments, and intuitive software, this technology improves a surgeon’s ability to visualize a patient’s anatomy, track instruments, and deliver greater surgical precision.
In orthopedic surgery, there is a well-recognized relation between accuracy and outcome. Well aligned knee or hip replacement will last longer. this achieved by CAS. It is computer’s feedback combined with surgeon’s judgment to perform a task better than either machine or human alone.
While you may not realize it, one of the most critical aspects of a joint replacement surgery is to ensure proper positioning of the implanted joint. An incorrectly aligned joint can lead to early wear and loosening of the joint replacement. Similar to the alignment of the wheels on your car, a poorly aligned joint replacement will cause problems with early wear of the replacement.