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BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil. 2013 May 2;5:10. doi: 10.1186/2052-1847-5-10. eCollection 2013.

Influence of navigation system updates on total knee arthroplasty.

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of image-free computer-assisted navigation system update on outcome in total knee arthroplasty.

METHODS:

Thirty-three knees were replaced using the Stryker 3.1 image-free navigation system and 49 knees were replaced using the Stryker 4.0 system. One surgeon took part in all procedures as chief surgeon or first assistant. All patients received the Stryker Scopio NRG CR total knee prosthesis. We compared the accuracy of component positioning measured using radiographs and CT scans, operating time and clinical outcome 1 year after surgery.

RESULTS:

The mean hip-knee-ankle, frontal femoral and tibial component angle were 179.8° (ideally implanted 85%), 89.8° (88%), 90.4° (88%) respectively for the 3.1 group and 179.5° (96%), 90.6° (92%), 90.2° (94%) for the 4.0 group. The mean sagittal tibial component angle was 85.5° (82%) for the 3.1 group and 85.6° (92%) for the 4.0 group. The mean rotational femoral and tibial component angle were -0.5° (81%), -0.7° (73%) for the 3.1 group and 0.0° (84%), 0.4° (72%) for the 4.0 group. There were no statistically significant findings with regard to component positioning. Operating time was significantly longer in the 3.1 group (3.1 group: 137 min, 4.1group: 125 min, P < 0.01). No significant difference was detected in postoperative clinical outcome.

CONCLUSION:

The navigation system update from Stryker 3.1 to Stryker 4.0 reduced operating time by 12 min. However, there were no statistically significant findings with regard to component positioning and clinical outcome.

KEYWORDS:

Clinical outcome; Component positioning; Image-free navigation; Navigation system update; Operating time; Total knee arthroplasty

PMID:
23638774
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PMCID:
PMC3653716
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