Arthritis of the knee. Therapy | Computer utilisation during surgery
Computer-aided precision fitting of prostheses.
Sit without losing your balance: If possible knee prostheses should be inserted and adjusted during surgery with the help of a computer. A study at Schön Klinik München Harlaching has proved precision is increased by as much as one third using this method. At Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek there have already been more than 70-80% of all total knee replacement operations using a computer. Better precision and more reliable fitting can improve the clinical results and also prolong the durability of the prosthesis.
Schön Klinik Hamburg-Eilbek special reference centre.
Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek has been a reference centre for navigated endoprosthetics since 1999 &ndash, i.e. for computerised insertion of complete knee joint prostheses. Many visiting doctors from home and abroad have already learned this method by sitting in on operations in our clinic. The good results we have achieved for years by navigation were publicised at national and international congresses in front of a specialist public. We have been involved in the continuous further development of navigation technology for years, in cooperation projects with industry and research facilities.
Small operation wounds using special procedures & instruments.
By using operative procedures, special instruments and suitable access routes, surgical wounds can be kept particularly small. This is not only advantageous from the cosmetic aspect. Instead the aim is to keep damage to tissue due to the operation to a minimum. At the same time a top priority is to be gentle on muscles and tendons which can accelerate rehabilitation following an operation. In addition there are low levels of pain after an operation.
The main benefits for our patients.
For one thing implants can be fitted with particular precision therefore meaning that they will last for a very long time. For another thing using minimally-invasive access routes is particularly gentle on muscles and tendons.
The combination of minimally-invasive and computer-aided technology leads to optimum results, which is confirmed above all by our satisfied patients. Thanks to the gentler operating procedures patients are usually back on their feet more quickly and more or less without any pain.
The advantages of computer navigation in black and white.
The graphics below show clearly how by using minimally-invasive navigated implantation of knee endoprostheses the function of the joint following surgery can be restored more quickly. Also in black and white: Pain in the first ten days after surgery could be reduced.