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ACE Report #5998
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Custom cutting blocks vs conventional instrumentation in total knee arthroplasty

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The accuracy of component alignment in custom cutting blocks compared with conventional total knee arthroplasty instrumentation: Prospective control trial

Knee. 2014 Jan;21(1):185-8. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2013.08.003. Epub 2013 Aug 15

Contributing Authors: T Chotanaphuti V Wangwittayakul S Khuangsirikul T Foojareonyos

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Eighty patients scheduled for primary total knee arthroplasty were randomized to instrumentation with custom cutting blocks or to conventional intramedullary and extramedullary instrumentation. Intraoperative data concerning operative time and blood loss were collected, and radiographic outcome was analyzed at 6 weeks postoperatively. The results indicated that mechanical alignment was adequate wi...

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