Computer Assisted Surgery
Dr. Russinoff’s research on Computer Navigation for Hip Replacement Surgery and Knee Replacement Surgery was presented at the Eastern Orthopaedic Society Meeting in October, 2008!
Computer-assisted surgery allows surgeons to align the patient’s joint replacement with a degree of accuracy not possible with the naked eye. Computer assisted navigation utilizes infrared sensors and a camera to give real-time feedback to the surgeon.
This technology can be used with both hip replacements and knee replacements. Using an infrared camera and sensors on the instruments, the computer gives real-time feedback to the surgeon. The computer tells the surgeon how much bone is being cut to the millimeter and what angle the bone is being cut to a fraction of a degree.
By placing hip and knee implants more accurately they should last longer and allow the joint replacement to function more properly.