surgeons and bio-engineers agree the key to longer lasting
knee implants is near "prefect" alignment to minimize wear,
much like the need to align tires on a care. The
computerized navigation system plans and more accurately
executes the positioning of knee implants. Much like
the "GPS" system in a new car, the system calculates the
best position and angle to make bone cuts, resulting in a
more balanced and aligned knee replacement. As Dr.
Hudson says, "The risk of smaller incisions is that minor
misalignment of prosthetic components can compromise
outcome. This type of surgery allows me to operate
through a smaller incision with increased accuracy, limb
alignment and balance, which can result in a more durable,
long lasting knee."
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