When you need exact directions, nothing beats a GPS. At Watertown Regional Medical Center, we feel the same about Computer Assisted Navigation for joint replacement surgery. Computer-assisted navigation allows our orthopedic surgeons to exactly align a bone with a joint implant for unparalleled precision and accuracy in joint replacement procedures.
First in the Region
Our surgeons introduced computer-assisted navigation knee replacement surgery to our area. This superior technology combines precise instrumentation, digital imaging systems, and powerful information processing to allow our physicians to make more informed decisions and provide an even higher degree of surgical accuracy and control than ever before.
What to Expect
During surgery X-rays are taken of your hip and analyzed by the software to ensure desired acetabular and femoral implant placement. Better implant position and sizing can contribute to a more natural feel, increase in stability, and longer lasting implants.
Better surgical precision can add years to the life of a new joint. Traditionally, the average total joint replacement implant lasts for about 20 years. With the use of computer-assisted surgical navigation, research suggests a new joint can now last far longer.