Navigated Arthroplasty in Brownsville, TX
Navigated Arthoroplasty at Orthopedic Institute of Rio Grande Valley
Whether you have a knee, hip or shoulder that needs to be replaced, you want to know that your orthopedic surgeon is going to replace your joint safely and accurately. After all, even a minor positioning error in a routine joint replacement can dramatically affect the long-term success of your joint replacement procedure.
Thankfully, when you trust one of the professional orthopedic surgeons at Orthopedic Institute of Rio Grande Valley for your joint replacement surgery, a misaligned joint is one problem you will not have to worry about.
Traditional Joint Replacement Surgery
In the past, surgeons were forced to use alignment jigs and cutting blocks to manually line up the joints. While most surgeries were successful, these methods did limit surgeon's success. Most surgeons still use these methods today.
Thanks to recent advances in technology, however, a new type of surgery is now possible, and it is being used with great success by the surgeons at Orthopedic Institute of Rio Grande Valley: computer-navigated arthroplasty.
With navigated arthroplasty, surgeons are able to attach light-emitting diodes to the part of the body undergoing the surgery. These diodes send signals to a computer, replicating the surgery in digital form. No longer do surgeons have to rely on sight and feel alone when positioning the body parts and their replacements during surgery; now they can use computer navigation, along with sight and feel, to find and correct even the smallest of errors more quickly than ever before.
Benefits of Navigated Arthroplasty
Navigated arthroplasty provides several benefits that the older sight and feel methods simply cannot replicate. For example, navigated arthroplasty provides surgeons with additional surgery data, offering surgeons increased control and reducing the risk for misalignment and errors. It can also reduce the risk of dislocation, increase the life of the joint replacement, and provide greater stability, function and range of motion.
Computer-navigated arthroplasty may even allow for less-invasive joint replacements. This would provide additional benefits including a faster recovery time, a shorter hospital stay, reduced blood loss and less scarring.
While your surgeon can probably replace your joint without the extra assistance of computer navigation, why wouldn't you choose a qualified surgeon who had the latest technology at his or her disposal? If you need a knee, hip or shoulder replacement, don't choose just anyone to perform this important procedure. Visit a qualified professional at Orthopedic Institute of Rio Grande Valley and ask how navigated arthroplasty may increase your chances of procedure success today.
For more information on Navigated Arthroplasty, call Orthopedic Institute of Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville, TX at (956) 544-2663 (BONE)!