TriStar Centennial Medical Center is now using new technology to offer guided personalized total knee surgeries for patients in the area.

Exactech GPS® Guided Personalized Surgery is the latest advancement in technology that provides surgeons with real-time visual guidance and alignment data in total knee surgery. Similar to a navigation device in your car, this advanced platform provides a visual map of the patient's joint on a screen, allowing surgeons to easily make adjustments, use minimally invasive techniques and perform implant alignment relative to the patient's needs.

"The Exactech GPS technology combines the surgeon's expertise with an advanced computer system to perform the patient's knee surgery with greater accuracy and precision," said Dr. Craig Morrison, joint replacement surgeon with Southern Joint Replacement Institute at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. "Personalized for a patient's unique bone structure and anatomy, Exactech GPS assists surgeons in determining where to remove bone and place the knee implant to ensure the optimal position.

When it comes to knee replacement, accurate placement and alignment of the implant components are critical to the overall longevity and function of the implant. Personalized for the patient's unique bone structure and anatomy, ExactechGPS provides surgeons with a comprehensive view of your knee joint and bone structure, which allows the surgeon to make adjustments to ensure accurate and precise placement of the knee implant.

For more information about the Exactech GPS or to schedule a patient appointment with Dr. Craig Morrison of Southern Joint Replacement Institute at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, call (615) 342-0038 or visit SJRI.

tags: orthopaedics