Computer Navigation in Joint Replacement

    Dr. Charles Nelson, Dr. William Griffin, and Dr. Riyaz Jinnah share their thoughts on the role of computer navigation in THA, TKA, and UKA.

    It seems as if every orthopaedic surgery meeting – including meetings sponsored by the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction – has a spirited debate or panel discussion on the relative merits of using computer navigation in joint replacement.

    Proponents vigorously support navigation, citing improved accuracy in component position and alignment. Opponents, equally vocal, contend manual positioning and alignment techniques achieve similar outcomes without the added expense, time, and training.

    While we’re not going to settle the debate here, we did ask 3 orthopaedic surgeons – Charles L. Nelson, MD; William L. Griffin, MD; and Riyaz Jinnah, MD – to share their opinions on computer navigation in total hip arthroplasty, total knee arthroplasty, and unicompartmental arthroplasty, respectively.

    Click the images below to hear their comments.

    Charles L. Nelson, MD, total hip arthroplasty

    William L. Griffin, MD, total knee arthroplasty

    Riyaz Jinnah, MD, unicompartmental knee arthroplasty

    Producer: Michael Szuch; Director: Michael Bugera; Post Production: Charles Maynard