What Happens During Software-Guided Surgery?

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.

Steps overview

  1. Anesthesia and incision
  2. Anatomy correlation
  3. Pre-surgical simulation
  4. Bone preparation
  5. Final alignment

Review detailed steps in the following tabs.