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Computer-assisted surgery (CAS) systems improve alignment accuracy in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) but have not been widely implemented. Eighty knees underwent TKA using an accelerometer-based, portable navigation device (KneeAlign 2; OrthAlign Inc, Aliso Viejo, California), and the radiographic results were compared with 80 knees performed using a(More)
BACKGROUND Although cross-table lateral radiographs are commonly used to measure acetabular component version after THA, recent studies suggest that CT-based measurement is more accurate. This has been attributed to variations in pelvic tilt, pelvic rotation, and component inclination. Furthermore, it has been suggested, based on limited data, that even(More)
In a consecutive series of 536 unilateral primary total hip arthroplasties (THAs) and 598 unilateral primary total knee arthroplasties (TKAs), the use of a post-operative drain was associated with $538 additional cost per THA, and $455 for TKA. The use of a drain increased hospital length of stay (LOS) for THA, but not for TKA. In both groups, the use of a(More)
Tibial intramedullary or extramedullary alignment guides have not been shown to be highly accurate in performing the tibial resection in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Since May 2010, a total of 42 knees underwent a TKA using a hand-held, accelerometer-based surgical navigation system for performing the tibial resection (KneeAlign; OrthAlign Inc, Aliso(More)
Extramedullary (EM) tibial alignment guides have demonstrated a limited degree of accuracy in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of this study was to compare the tibial component alignment obtained using a portable, accelerometer-based navigation device versus EM alignment guides. One hundred patients were enrolled in this prospective, randomized(More)
We used a large prospective institutional registry to determine if there is a 'safe zone' that exists for acetabular component position within which the risk of hip dislocation is low and if other patient and implant factors affect the risk of hip dislocation. Patients who reported a dislocation event within six months after hip arthroplasty surgery were(More)
In total knee arthroplasty (TKA), intramedullary and extramedullary tibial alignment guides are not proven to be highly accurate in obtaining alignment perpendicular to the mechanical axis in the coronal plane. The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of an accelerometer-based, handheld surgical navigation system in obtaining a(More)
Pelvic tilt (PT) affects the functional anteversion and inclination of acetabular components in total hip arthroplasty (THA). One-hundred and thirty-eight consecutive patients who underwent unilateral primary THA were reviewed. Most cases had some degree of pre-operative PT, with 17% having greater than 10° of PT on standing pre-operative radiographs. There(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a new periacetabular osteotomy technique that can be performed safely and reliably using computer-enhanced technology. MATERIALS AND METHODS This technique uses a modified posterior approach with a trochanteric osteotomy. A 3D surface model is generated from CT data. The osteotomy is planned using custom software developed by our(More)
Surgeons often target the Lewinnek zone, with its mean (SD) inclination of 40° (10°) and mean (SD) anteversion of 15° (10°), for acetabular orientation during total hip arthroplasty (THA). However, matching native anteversion (20°-25°) may achieve optimal stability. We conducted a study in a large single-surgeon patient cohort to determine the incidence of(More)