NAVISWISS ( MINIATURIZED HIP NAVIGATION SYSTEM ) COMBINED WITH MINIMAL INVASIVE SURGICAL TECHNIQUE (A.S.I- Anterior Supine Intermuscular) IN CASES OF TOTAL HIP ARTHROPLASTY.
Technological revolution in hip arthroplasty. We are moving from the era of time-consuming, complex and expensive robotic systems to miniaturized, easy-to-handle & use and almost inexpensive navigation systems of Swiss origin, which help the surgeon to control the precise placement of prosthetic materials and and provide the best functional result .The smart assisted hip navigation system NAVISWISS was used for the first time in the METROPOLITAN GENERAL clinic, Athens/Greece in combination with a minimally invasive access technique (A.S.I- Anterior Supine Intermuscular), by the Director of the Robotic o Knee & Hip Surgery Clinic Dr. Stavros Alevrogiannis, MD(Orth.), PhD and the preliminary result was excellent.
As Dr. Stavros Alevrogiannis, one of the experts in robotic hip surgery in Greece, tells us. “This system is the latest smart technology. It can be used without the need for preoperative imaging. It does not require storage space in the operating room, nor preoperative calibration of the system like the robots we use. It is use-friendly by all members of the surgical team, can be used with all prosthetic materials, does not require a learning curve and has great reproducibility in tracking and placing both the acetabular prosthesis in the desired position and placing the femoral stem at the right height while ensuring the required anterior deviation of the femoral neck, eliminating the possibility of a difference in the height of the limbs postoperatively ”
The combination of the use of the miniaturized navigation system in combination with minimal invasive surgery, ensures immediate mobilization of the patient postoperatively, with full weight bearing, minimal blood loss and excellent functional result with long survival of prosthetic materials, while hospitalization is limited to just one day, although some patients without any other concomitant disease can leave the clinic even on the day of surgery.
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