Stereotactic Systems, Image-Guided, Surgical, Orthopedic
Definition : Image-guided stereotactic computer-aided surgical systems designed to aid in the performance of minimally invasive orthopedic procedures by combining medical imaging, dedicated computer software, and surgical instrument tracking systems for guidance. The systems provide surgeons with real-time, three-dimensional (3-D) positioning and orientation of surgical instruments relative to the patient's anatomy on a video display during the orthopedic surgery without the use of an endoscope. One or more imaging modalities, such as computed tomography (CT) and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), may be used in the procedure. Orthopedic image-guided stereotactic surgery systems are used in many surgical procedures, including total knee and hip arthroplasty, partial hip resurfacing, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and orthopedic oncology; some systems include software capabilities to make possible spinal trauma procedures.
Entry Terms : "Stereotactic Systems, Orthopedic Surgery" , "Orthopedic Surgery Image-Guided Stereotactic Systems"
UMDC code : 27299