What is Computer-assisted Joint Replacement?

Computer-assisted joint replacement is an image-guided, minimally invasive surgical procedure to replace your diseased or damaged joint with an artificial device using the assistance of computer software. The system creates and displays images and provides information that aids your surgeon at various stages of the procedure to improve accuracy and results.

What is OrthAlign Technology?

OrthAlign® uses a technology that simplifies and enhances the precision in implant alignment, significantly improving procedure outcomes.

How is OrthAlign Technology used for Knee Replacement Surgery?

The knee joint consists of three bones: the femur (thighbone), the tibia (shinbone) and the patella (kneecap). The articular surfaces of the bones are covered by smooth cartilage. Ligaments and tendons hold the bones of the joint together. The wearing of the cartilage surfaces results in pain and inflammation and is referred to as arthritis.

Knee replacement surgery is indicated for knee pain and disability due to arthritis. It involves the replacement of arthritic knee joints with artificial metal or plastic implants called prostheses.

KneeAlign, a product of OrthAlign helps in the navigation of both the tibia and femur during total knee replacement. It is a simple, single-use, palm-sized device that can be used with all implant systems. It captures real-time data during the procedure and significantly improves the precision of bone cutting and implant alignment as demonstrated in clinical studies.

UniAlign, another product of OrthAlign, provides instrumentation and technology for partial or unicompartmental knee replacement surgery where only a portion of the knee joint is replaced.

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How is OrthAlign Technology used for Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged cartilage and bone is removed from the hip joint and replaced with artificial components. It may be recommended if conservative treatment options such as anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy do not relieve your symptoms.

HipAlign is a product of OrthAlign that allows your surgeon to focus and plan each procedure to your unique anatomy and kinematics (motion) and make real-time decisions based on data that will make your surgery more successful.

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