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J Arthroplasty. 2013 Dec;28(10):1781-7. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2012.09.020. Epub 2013 Mar 19.

Preoperative templating and computer-assisted total knee arthroplasty for arthritic valgus knee.

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Abstract

We reported the functional outcomes, component alignment and optimal thickness of the tibial inserts and joint line changes of 21 arthritic valgus knee deformities using preoperative templating and computer-assisted total knee arthroplasty(TKA). The osseous cut was modified using a novel preoperative templating technique. Soft tissue balance and component implantation were implemented with the aid of a computed tomography-free navigation system. The arthritic valgus knees had clinical, and functional improvement of the knee Society scores and Lysholm scores postoperatively, at an average of 37.8 ± 7.2 months. The mean anatomic axis (15.2° ± 4.5° vs. 6.1° ± 1.4°) and mechanical axis (8.3° ± 5.2° vs. 0.28° ± 1.6°) were also significantly improved postoperatively. The mean thickness of tibial inserts and joint line changes was 10.7 ± 1.46 mm and 0.1 ± 1.4 mm. This computer-assisted technique with preoperative radiographic templating is an alternative strategy to improve TKA results in arthritic valgus knees.

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Navigation; Total knee arthroplasty; Valgus knee

PMID:
23518428
DOI:
10.1016/j.arth.2012.09.020
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