Computer-Assisted Surgery

A Giant Step Forward in Joint Replacement

If you’re reading this website, chances are you’re considering or preparing for joint replacement surgery. That’s good news – because joint replacement has been proven over four decades to relieve severe joint pain and restore joint function in the vast majority of patients. In fact, joint replacement is one of the most successful procedures treating advanced arthritis of the hip and knee.

And now there’s even better news. Advanced computer-assisted surgical monitoring with the Stryker Navigation System helps your surgeon precisely align your hip or knee implant with computer imaging. The Stryker Navigation System gives your surgeon 3-D imaging of your leg during surgery, which may result in more exact placement of the implants.

Your joints are involved in almost every activity you do. Simple movements such as walking, bending, and turning require the use of your hip and knee joints. Normally, all parts of these joints work together and the joints move easily and without pain. But when a joint becomes diseased or injured, the resulting pain can severely limit your ability to move and work.

Gaining as much knowledge as possible will help you choose the best course of treatment to help relieve your joint pain – and get you back into the swing of things.

You’ll learn more about how computer-assisted surgery works in this website. As you read, make a note of anything you don’t understand. Your doctor will be happy to answer your questions so that you’ll feel comfortable and confident with your chosen treatment plan.