Description: This publication provides general views on the principles, application, and available instrumentations for computer assisted and robotic surgery of the hip and knee.
Purpose: The purpose is to present and assess a relatively new surgical method.
Audience: Orthopedic surgeons are the intended audience.
Features: The authors begin with a brief review of the history of computer-assisted surgery of the hip and knee and the need and benefit for using this method. Then they discuss application of this technique in hip and knee reconstructive procedures, including prosthetic replacement, osteotomies, and ligamentation reconstruction.
Assessment: Some reconstructive surgical procedures of the hip and knee, such as osteotomies and joint replacement, require precision to obtain good results and avoid late complications and early failure. This book contains up-to-date information on relatively new surgical techniques that involve the assistance of computers and robotics to guide the surgeon performing the critical portion of hip and knee replacement surgery and accurately positioning the prosthetic components. The use of computer assisted surgery will progress and increase and orthopedic surgeons should be familiar with the terminology and the instrumentation available. This book will provide the needed information. This publication should be available in all orthopedic libraries.