Computer Assisted Surgery


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.