Computer assisted surgery (CAS) combines 3-D, crystal clear digital imaging with real-time, powerful information processing. The advanced technology improves the accuracy of cuts made to the bone during surgery, reducing recovery time for patients and the need for follow-up surgery.
Malalignment of replacement joint components is greatly reduced, resulting in longer lasting hip replacements with fewer complications and better joint stability. CAS is an especially valuable resource for minimally invasive joint replacement, which benefits patients by reducing their pain and accelerating the rehabilitation process. Because of the smaller tissue incisions and reduced visibility, minimally invasive joint replacement surgeries can be more challenging for the surgeon. When guided using CAS technology, surgeons have enhanced visibility and improved outcomes for their patients.