Total Hip Replacement with Computer Assisted Surgery
Computer Assisted Surgery can be used for Total Hip Replacement (THR), which is a procedure designed for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease of the hip.
The Computer Assisted Surgery technology provides Dr. Chandrasekaran with a patient-specific 3-D model to pre-plan your hip replacement. During surgery, Dr. Chandrasekaran guides the Stryker robotic-arm based on your patient-specific plan. This helps the surgeon to focus on removal of diseased bone, helping preserve healthy bone, and assists Dr. Chandrasekaran in positioning the total hip implant based on your anatomy.
How it Works
Have a Plan Personalized for You
It all begins with a CT scan of your joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the Computer Assisted Surgery system software and is used to create your personalized pre-operative plan.
In the Operating Room
During surgery, Dr. Chandrasekaran guides the robotic-arm while preparing the hip socket and positioning the implant based on your personalized pre-operative plan. The Computer Assisted Surgery system also allows Dr. Chandrasekaran to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. When Dr. Chandrasekaran prepares the bone for the implant, the Computer Assisted Surgery system guides Dr. Chandrasekaran within the pre-defined area and helps prevent Dr. Chandraekaran from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.
After surgery, Dr. Chandrasekaran, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress. Dr. Chandrasekaran may review an x-ray of your new hip replacement with you.