One surgical approach to perform a knee replacement procedure is known as surgical navigation or computer-assisted surgery (CAS).
A computerized model of the joint is created and displayed on a monitor in the operating room. This model helps ensure aim at correct joint alignment, based on the bone anatomy and the intra-operative ligament situation.
By ‘tracking’ surgical instruments and artificial components as they relate to the patient’s anatomy, software-guided surgery supports the surgeon in restoring stability and function to the knee joint.
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