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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Patient-specific templating total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a new method for alignment of a total knee arthroplasty that uses disposable guides. We present the results of the first 40 consecutive patients who were operated on using this technique. METHODS In this case-control study, we compared blood loss, operation time, and(More)
This prospective, double-blind, randomised controlled trial was designed to address the following research questions: firstly, is there a significant difference in outliers in alignment in the frontal and sagittal plane between PSG TKA and conventional TKA. Secondly, is there a significant difference in operation time, blood loss and length of hospital stay(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Unicompartmental to total knee arthroplasty revision surgery can be technically demanding. Joint line restoration, rotation, and augmentations can cause difficulties. We describe a new technique in which single-way fitting guides serve to position the knee system cutting blocks. METHOD Preoperatively, images of the distal femur and(More)
To assess whether there is a significant difference between the alignment of the individual femoral and tibial components (in the frontal, sagittal and horizontal planes) as calculated pre-operatively (digital plan) and the actually achieved alignment in vivo obtained with the use of patient-specific positioning guides (PSPGs) for TKA. It was hypothesised(More)
Although fewer tibial radiolucent lines are observed in cementless Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) compared with cemented Oxford UKA, an independent comparative study on this topic is lacking. In this multicentre retrospective study, a cohort of 60 consecutive cases of cementless Oxford UKA is compared with a cohort of 60 consecutive cases(More)
Although it has been suggested that the outcome after revision of a unicondylar knee replacement (UKR) to total knee replacement (TKR) is better when the mechanism of failure is understood, a comparative study on this subject has not been undertaken. A total of 30 patients (30 knees) who underwent revision of their unsatisfactory UKR to TKR were included in(More)
Implant position is an important factor in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) surgery. Results on conventional UKA alignment are commonly described in literature. Patient-specific guiding (PSG) is a new technique for positioning the Oxford UKA. Our hypothesis is that PSG improves component position without affecting the HKA angle. This prospective(More)
BACKGROUND Long-leg radiographs (LLR) are often used in orthopaedics to assess limb alignment in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, there are still concerns about the adequacy of measurements performed on LLR. We assessed the reliability and validity of measurements on LLR using three-dimensional computed tomography (3D CT)-scan as(More)
AIM To present the radiological results of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with use of patient specific matched guides (PSG) from different manufacturer in patients suffering from severe osteoarthritis of the knee joint. METHODS This study describes the results of 57 knees operated with 4 different PSG systems and a group operated with conventional(More)
Popliteal artery injury is a rare but known complication in knee surgery. Only one article in current literature reports that the risk increases during revision knee surgery. A new case is described in which an injury to the popliteal artery occurred during lateral unicompartmental to total knee arthroplasty revision surgery. This vascular injury occurred(More)