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SICOT J. 2017;3:66. doi: 10.1051/sicotj/2017054. Epub 2017 Dec 11.

Patient-specific instruments: advantages and pitfalls.

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The Orthopaedic Department, Faculty of Medicine, October 6 University, Cairo, Egypt.
Droitwich Knee Clinic, Bromsgrove Knee Clinic and Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Bromsgrov B60 2JL, UK.


Patient-specific instruments (PSI) aim to improve the accuracy of total knee replacement (TKR) based on computer-assisted preoperative planning. In this work, the authors describe the advantages and pitfalls of PSI based on their clinical experience. The main conclusion of this work is that PSI has direct impact on the logistical and technical features of TKR with some advantages and pitfalls.

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