Computer Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery. Anatomy of Knee. The knee is made up of three bones Femur (thigh bone) Tibia (lower leg bone) Patella (knee cap). Causes of Knee Arthritis. Wear and tear Fractures, torn cartilage and torn ligaments. Symptoms of Arthritis. Pain
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Computer Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery
1. National Institutes of Health, www.nih.gov/news/pr/dec2003/od-10a.htm
Computer calculates the best position to place the components for accurate alignment
Camera searches for arrays placed on the patient via infrared signals.
Patient’s anatomical information is entered into the computer through a process called registration.
Information is fed back to the camera and communicated to the computer