advertiser banner advertiser banner
Digital Issues

Archive >  April, 2009 X, No. 4

Computer-assisted Orthopedic Surgery

Are your orthopods ready for image-guided surgery?

Andrew Perle, MD

Neurosurgeons, cardiologists and ENT surgeons have successfully integrated image-guided, computer-assisted surgery into their daily practices. These $100,000 to $200,000 systems let them plan their procedures with precision, based on images and models created in advance, and follow the path of their instruments during the procedure. Slowly, orthopedic surgeons have been catching on to this, using computer assistance for total knee and hip replacements, placement of pedicle screws, osteotomies and ACL reconstructions. Surgeons have also experimented with shoulder and ankle arthroplasty.

 
Have an account? Please log in:
Email Address:
  Remember my login on this computer

DID YOU SEE THIS?
Sharps and Sharps Safety

This Simple Device Protects Your Staff from Needlesticks

advertiser banner

Other Articles That May Interest You

How Durable are Rotator Cuff Revisions?

Innovations in Orthopedics

New ideas were everywhere at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual conference.

Hands, Wrists & Elbows

How your ortho service line can benefit from upper-extremity procedures.