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    Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery

    Widely used in orthopedic practice in Great Britain and Europe, Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery is beginning to be widely used in the USA.  There is one Orthopedic Surgeon in Cinncinatti, Dr. Michael Swank, who does a lot in his practice.  There are various other surgeons, like  Andrew Pearle of Hospital of Special Surgery in New York, who are doing much in the way of computer assissted surgery. , and well as robot assisted surgery.  See the following video,  in which Dr. Peale explains the principles of computer assisted Orthopedic Surgery:

    It is noteworthy to see that Dr. Peale believes that computer assisted surgery is leading to a “Golden Age of Orthopedic Surgery” 

    Roboto Resurfacing in Total Arthroplasty (Makoplasty)

    Partial Total Hip and Knee Surgery by means of Robot and Computer aid is currently being explored across the USA.  It is called “Makoplasty”, which combines a robotic arm, and computer guidance bone shaving.  Andrew Pearl MD of the Hospital for Special Surgery of New York is a big proponent of the possibilities of this new orthopedic technology.

    It is not for advanced arthritis.  See the following video which explains this revolutionary computer-aided orthopedic technolology.

    Clemson Knee Simulator to Help Improve Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

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    (July 2012)  This machinery provides very similar biometric loads for certain movements, and will hopefully aid the outcomes in UKA, or unicompartmental surgery, which is not doing well today.

    DJO’s OA Nano Off-Loading Knee Brace for Osteoarthritis

    Ultra light knee brace being researched, essentially acting as a light second knee.  Creation was due to discovery of an super strong alloy recently discovered.  “Material science collides with innovation to create high-tech functional comfort in a lightweight design. The flexibility of the magnesium frame allows for an intimate fit while the revolutionary nano MAG material provides strength to off-load and provide pain relief. OA Nano, for mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis (OA), is designed for people to stay active and move freely,”



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