Navigation Device Aids in Knee Replacement Operations
Knee replacement surgery has taken a giant leap forward as Dr. Steven Zelicof ushers in a new era of state-of-the-art orthopaedic surgery techniques at Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester.
Dr. Zelicof is pioneering the use of a new computer-assisted navigation device used in total knee replacement surgery, making Sound Shore Medical Center the first hospital in the country to utilize this exciting new technology.
The computer-assisted surgery (CAS) system uses 3D imaging technology and real-time sensing, giving numerous benefits for the surgeon such as improved visualization and better diagnostic abilities. This innovative technology makes operations much less invasive, increases surgery success rates and shortens recovery time for the patient.
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According to Dr. Steven Zelicof, “It’s almost like a GPS system. It knows where you are in reference to the bone and where the cuts need to be made. Historically, we used patients’ bones to help us align the implant, or a long rod that was put in the patients’ leg.”
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Dr. Zelicof is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine, joint reconstruction, and arthritis surgery. He is the founder of the Center for Arthritis and Total Joint Replacement at Sound Shore Medical Center, as well as the Chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Zelicof is the founder and director of Specialty Orthopaedics, a multi-specialty orthopaedic group focusing on state-of-the-art treatment for patients.