This excerpt from a new article in the patient education library that covers the basics of computer assisted surgery:
Historically, the majority of patients have been satisfied with their joint replacements using conventional methods. Technology is another tool that your surgeon may use to perform your surgery. CAS can improve the accuracy of your surgery, but research is still lacking regarding the long-term benefits on function and longevity of your implant. The surgeon needs to have a firm understanding of joint replacement surgery as the computer does not replace the experience acquired over years of practice. It is important for you to have a discussion with your surgeon before surgery if the use of this technology is important to you.