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ACE Report #5841
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Computer navigation for soft tissue balancing in total knee arthroplasty


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

The use of navigation to achieve soft tissue balance in total knee arthroplasty - a randomised clinical study

Knee. 2013 Dec;20(6):401-6. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2013.06.007. Epub 2013 Jul 26

Contributing Authors: J Joseph PM Simpson SL Whitehouse HW English WJ Donnelly

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Synopsis

41 consecutive knee arthroplasties were randomized to either computer-navigated or non-navigated to investigate whether navigation improved soft-tissue balancing in the procedure. Mediolateral flexion and extension gaps were measured to determine the accuracy of balancing. The accuracy of bony cuts and limb alignment were also assessed. The results indicated that navigation was associated with mor...

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