Navigating Total Joint Health: OrthAlign’s Cutting-Edge Precision Solutions

Orthopedic surgeries, particularly total joint replacements, have undergone significant advancements in recent years. One such groundbreaking technology is OrthAlign’s Lantern Knee, which ensures precision and alignment during procedures like anterior knee replacement and total knee arthroplasty.

Developed by OrthAlign, Inc., a leading medical device company, OrthAlign is revolutionizing how surgeons perform joint surgeries, improving patient outcomes and satisfaction. The Lantern Knee is a response to the growing demand for improved accuracy and alignment in joint replacement surgeries. The technology has gained popularity among orthopedic surgeons worldwide due to its ability to enhance surgical precision and streamline the surgical workflow.

Out with the Old, In with the New: Introducing the Lantern Knee

Traditionally, knee joint replacement surgeries have been performed using posterior (back) or lateral (side) approaches, which involve accessing the knee joint from the side or back. While these approaches have effectively relieved pain and restored function, they often require extensive muscle separation and may lead to longer recovery times.

In contrast, the direct anterior approach offers a minimally invasive alternative, allowing surgeons to access the joint from the front of the knee. By utilizing the Lantern Knee, a state-of-the-art navigation system, surgeons can achieve precise component positioning and soft-tissue balancing with greater accuracy and efficiency.

Understanding the Direct Anterior Approach

In knee replacement surgery, the direct anterior approach with the Lantern Knee offers significant advantages over traditional methods. Since the procedure minimizes muscle disruption, it can result in:

  • Potentially faster recovery times.
  • Reduced pain.
  • Less muscle damage for patients.

Lantern Knee’s intuitive instrumentation and streamlined workflows make accurate resection of the distal femur and proximal tibia easier. At the same time, real-time data on flexion and extension gaps provide surgeons with additional insight during surgery. Overall, the direct anterior approach with the Lantern Knee enhances surgical precision, improves patient outcomes, and represents a modern, patient-centric approach to knee replacement surgery.

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Dr. Peter Howard prioritizes staying at the forefront of technological advancements in orthopedic surgery. Driven by a commitment to excellence and innovation, our practice embraces the latest solutions, such as the Lantern Knee.

As the field of surgical navigation continues to evolve, OrthAlign remains at the forefront, driving innovation and setting new standards for precision and alignment in orthopedic procedures.

Knee pain and injuries can significantly impact your quality of life. Dr. Peter Howard, a renowned expert in knee treatments, is here to guide you through a range of advanced options tailored to your needs. We understand the complexities of knee health and offer a wide range of advanced treatments designed to restore your mobility and enhance your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and experience firsthand how state-of-the-art technology can transform your orthopedic care journey.