Knee Replacement using Computer assisted Accelerometer device--- KneeAlign Technology
It has been long known that patients with well alined and well fitting knee implants have a better functional results and better recovery after knee replacement surgery. Many techniques have been used to improve the alignment of the implants during surgery, like conventional computer assisted surgery and patient specific jigs.
We are proud to offer the revolutionary technology from OrthAlign which allows precise alignment and accurate placement of the Knee replacement implants during surgery. This technique uses a small palm sized accelerometer based device that gives real time data on implant position and alignment during the surgery.
This technique has been developed in USA over last 5 years and more than 60000 replacement procedures have been performed using this technique all over the world with excellent results.
Recent clinical studies have demonstrated that OrthAlign technology improved implant alignment compared to traditional mechanical guides. Many comparative studies show that this technique is equally or more effective as compared to conventional computer navigated surgery and Patient specific guides in obtaining precise implant alignment.
OrthAlign technique has many advantages over conventional computer navigated surgery. Unlike conventional computer navigation, it does not need longer or extra incision to insert extra to pins in the thigh bone, needs lesser surgery time and leads to lesser blood loss.
Extra Pins in thigh and leg bones are needed and longer Incision used in Conventional Computer assisted surgery. These pain can cause more blood loss and fracture in the bone.
OrthAlign technique does not require insertion of these pins.
Watch a patient education video of the computer aided knee surgery by Dr Jayant Arora.
Orthalign technique is critical in performing knee replacement surgery in challenging conditions, like patient with previous fractures, with implants in thigh or leg bone and with bone deformities, as shown below.