Ever since minimally invasive surgery has gained popularity in the surgical field, there has been a significant shift towards improving navigation and visualizing techniques. Computer-aided joint surgery is a major milestone in medicine that allows surgeons to visualize the entire operative field even when the incision is small in size.
Benefits of Computer-aided Joint Surgery
Computer-aided navigation and surgery trump the traditional open surgery method in many ways. Joint replacement surgery or other major procedures are now commonly performed which come with their share of complications – loosening, poor alignment and longevity of the implant.
With the help of computer technology alignment of the implant and other complications can be minimized while the outcomes of the surgery can be optimized.
Computer-aided joint surgery provides excellent precision and better overall prognosis of the surgery if utilized correctly.
Since minimally invasive surgeries are now taking off computer-aided visualization can help the surgeon to operate even when the incisions are small in size. Small incisions mean smaller scar mark and a quicker recovery.
Prognosis of Computer-Aided Joint Replacement Surgery
After the surgery, you will be advised to use your new joint implant. This should be coupled with special exercises and a return to your normal activities except active sports.
Patients might experience some post-op pain and have a natural difficulty getting used to the new knee implant. This process of adaptation can take weeks to months but is much faster in computer-aided joint replacement surgery.
The key to swift recovery is proper post-op care.