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Better alignment and less blood loss when minimally-invasive TKA is computer-assisted

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July 2014

Better alignment and less blood loss when minimally-invasive TKA is computer-assisted

Vol: 3| Issue: 7| Number:34| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Minimal invasive and computer-assisted total knee replacement compared with the minimal invasive technique: a prospective, randomized trial with short-term outcomes

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Jan;134(1):65-71. doi: 10.1007/s00402-013-1879-2. Epub 2013 Nov 8

Contributing Authors:
Z Zhang B Gu W Zhu L Zhu Q Li Y Du

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Synopsis

Eighty patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to undergo standard minimally-invasive total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with or without computer assistance, to compare the two techniques with respect to clinical and radiological outcomes. Results at 6 months indicated that computer-assisted minimally-invasive total knee arthroplasty (MICA-TKA) produced similar Knee Society Scores (KSS),...

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