Side-cut minimally invasive technique negatively affects alignment
Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Radiologic Outcomes of Conventional and Minimally Invasive Techniques for Total Knee ArthroplastyJ Arthroplasty. 2007 Sep;22(6):800-6. Epub 2007 Apr 20
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90 patients with knee osteoarthritis requiring total knee replacement were randomized to receive TKA using a minimally invasive surgery, mini-incision mid-vastus technique, a minimally invasive surgery, side-cutting technique, or standard medial parapatellar (conventional) technique. The results indicated that the side-cut minimally invasive technique negatively affects placement of the implant, r...
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