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Computer-Assisted Surgery

A Giant Step Forward in Joint Replacement

Total hip replacement surgery with the Stryker Navigation System If you’re reading this website, chances are you (or a loved one) are considering or preparing for joint replacement surgery.

As you read, make a note of anything you don’t understand. Your doctor will be happy to answer your questions so that you’ll feel comfortable and confident with your chosen treatment plan.

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During a joint replacement procedure, your surgeon will strive to ensure that everything is aligned properly. Accurate alignment of the hip or knee components is critical to the overall function of your new joint. A well-aligned hip or knee replacement is less likely to dislocate and may last longer.1,2

Orthopaedic surgeons have the ability to navigate joint replacement procedures with more accuracy than ever before.

Stryker’s computer-assisted technology can help your surgeon work more efficiently with less invasive techniques and help align implants to your unique anatomy.

What are some of the reasons orthopaedic surgeons choose computer-assisted technology?

  • Provides your surgeon with comprehensive data about your anatomy which may help determine proper placement of your joint replacement
  • Ability to plan for surgery with a computer generated model of your hip or knee
  • Provides the surgeon with feedback and the ability to correct potential misalignment during the surgery
  • Allows for better visualization of anatomy, which is particularly important when minimally-invasive techniques are used

References:

1. Coventry MB. Two-part total knee arthroplasty: evolution and present status. Clin Orthop 1973; 145: 29-36.
2. Lotke PA, Ecker ML. Influence of positioning of prosthesis in total knee replacement. J Bone Joint Surg [Am] 1977; 59-A: 77-9.