Computer Navigated Knee Replacement in Ridgewood, NJ
Many people experience knee pain, especially as they age. This pain can make simple activities difficult, including walking and standing for extended periods. This pain can be caused by injury, osteoarthritis or other joint disorders.
The pain is caused by the knee being misaligned. When the knee is heavily misaligned, knee replacement surgery is usually required. In the past, surgeons used alignment jigs and cutting blocks to replace a knee. This traditional knee replacement is often difficult with a lot of room for error. That's where the newer, cutting-edge computer-navigated knee replacement comes in.
What is Computer Navigated Knee Surgery?
Conventional knee surgery, while effective, carries many risks. Most notably is further misalignment or incomplete alignment. This is because surgeons are required to make a judgment call to determine if the knee is fully aligned; even experienced doctors can make a mistake.
Computer-navigated knee replacement surgery eliminates that error, by providing doctors with an exact, pinpoint-specific readout of knee alignment. To perform this surgery, small attachments called diodes are attached to your knee and leg. These devices “map” the knee, and allow the creation of a digital reproduction.
This reproduction provides information about:
It essence, computer-navigated knee replacement gives surgeons a complete view of the operation for a safer, more-effective procedure.
Advantages of Computer Navigated Knee Replacement
In addition to the comprehensive readout and better alignment, computer-navigated knee surgery provides a bounty of additional benefits. Some of the advantages of computer navigated knee surgery include:
Additionally, the discs that act as cushions between the vertebrae lose fluid over time, and don't protect the bones as well.
- Increased replacement life
- Reduced risk of dislocation
- More exact joint replacement
- Additional control for the surgeon
- Greater range of motion after surgery
Additionally, computer-navigated knee replacement is minimally invasive. This carries additional benefits, such as:
- Faster recovery
- Reduced hospital stay
- Dramatically reduced blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter rehabilitation period
A Better, More Accurate Solution
Cutting-edge technology makes computer navigated knee replacement a better alternative to conventional joint replacement surgery. If you're interested in computer navigated joint replacement, please call (201) 806-6099 or contact Medwell Orthopedics & Functional Medicine for Men & Women online.
Medwell Orthopedics & Functional Medicine for Men & Women
Address33 Central Ave
Midland Park, NJ 07432
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