Computer-Guided Replacement at Parker Adventist Hospital
The successful outcome of joint replacement surgery depends on many factors, one of which being proper placement of the replacement parts. Just as carpenters use tools like levels and squares, orthopedic surgeons use custom equipment and trained judgment during the surgical procedure. With advances in technology, one of those available tools is now computer guidance. Often distorted by arthritis and aging, the computer can virtually recreate the individual's proper bone alignment. Scientific suggestions are made to the surgeon for precision alignment of the reconstructed joint.