Computer Assisted Surgery

Dr. Steven Zelicof, a nationally recognized, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has operated in Westchester County since 1990. Fellowship-trained in total joint reconstruction, as well as sports medicine, Dr. Zelicof uses computer-assisted surgical techniques in the effective treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal disorders, including total hip & knee replacement and shoulder joint reconstruction. Dr. Zelicof and the team of surgeons at Specialty Orthopaedics use computer-assisted navigation when appropriate to help both ensure the joint replacement’s success and shorten the recovery time of the surgery.

Computer Assisted Navigation & Orthopaedic Surgery

Computers play an integral role in many facets of modern life, and surgical procedures are no exception. Decades of technological advancements have benefitted orthopedic surgery by helping surgeons achieve greater precision while making incisions smaller and reducing recovery times. Exploratory open joint surgeries have been largely replaced with minimally invasive procedures, making joint replacement surgery more precise, efficient, and effective than ever before.

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery using Computer Navigation

Since hip and knee operations became commonplace in the 1960s, there have been consistent advances in the materials used to replace natural joints; however, procedural and technical advances didn’t occur until the advent of the computer age. Utilizing computer-assisted navigation, surgeons can pinpoint the exact nature of what is affecting the joint through aerospace-grade probes and cameras. Surgeons use these navigational tools to precisely place custom-fit joint replacements.

3D Imaging using Computer Assisted Navigation

Specialty Orthopaedics utilizes state-of-the-art robotic surgery systems that generate a real-time three-dimensional model of the inner workings of the affected joint. Using this navigation tool, our surgeons can isolate and repair the damaged areas of the joint, while avoiding damage to nearby sensitive areas. Unlike traditional x-rays that only offer a one-dimensional view of the joint, computer-assisted navigation technology offers surgeons a three-dimensional view of the joint.
Computer-assisted navigation also allows the surgeon to rotate a simulated replacement joint through a full range of motion, ensuring that the new prosthetic replacement joint will be perfectly situated for optimal performance.
Dr. Zelicof has become a pioneer in the use of the latest computer-assisted technology and has used the technology to help countless patients get back on their feet after knee and hip replacement surgeries. For more information, call or visit Dr. Zelicof’s Westchester office location..