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ACE Report #713
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Computer-assisted total knee replacement results in less systemic embolism

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

Embolic phenomena during computer-assisted and conventional total knee replacement

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2007 Apr;89(4):481-5

Contributing Authors: JS Church JE Scadden RR Gupta C Cokis KA Williams GC Janes

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26 patients undergoing total knee replacement (TKR) surgery for osteoarthritis were randomized to undergo one of two procedures to examine levels of systemic emboli produced during TKR. One group underwent a computer-assisted navigation procedure while the second group underwent the conventional intramedullary-alignment method. Results showed that the computer-assisted procedure resulted in a sign...

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