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Evolution of customization design for total knee arthroplasty.
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PMID:  23054622     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is a highly successful surgical procedure with more than 600,000 TKA's performed annually in the US. Interest in improving surgical outcomes has led to improvements in surgical technique, instrumentation, and implant design. Computer navigation and robotic systems were introduced to further refine the mechanical alignment of joint replacement procedures. The cost to implement some of these technologies and the additional time required in the operating room to utilize these developments has limited the acceptance of them broadly. The introduction of custom instrumentation and cutting blocks based on computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has allowed for better restoration of mechanical alignment. Unfortunately, little has changed in patient satisfaction in the past ten years. The recent introduction of patient specific instrumentation and patient specific implants is another step forward to restore the pre-deformity anatomy and joint geometry. This new technology can benefit the hospital by improving operating room time efficiencies through having shorter set-up times, and the elimination of cleaning, sterilization and inventory costs. The patient can potentially benefit by a shorter operative time, improved postoperative alignment and better fitting implants.
John Slamin; Brian Parsley
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1935-9748     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-15     Completed Date:  2012-11-19     Revised Date:  2013-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101317803     Medline TA:  Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  290-5     Citation Subset:  -    
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