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Restoration of neutral alignment of the leg is an important factor affecting the long-term results of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Recent developments in computer-assisted surgery have focused on systems for improving TKA. In a prospective study two groups of 80 patients undergoing TKA had operations using either a computer-assisted navigation system or a(More)
In a prospective randomised clinical study acetabular components were implanted either freehand (n = 30) or using CT-based (n = 30) or imageless navigation (n = 30). The position of the component was determined post-operatively on CT scans of the pelvis. Following conventional freehand placement of the acetabular component, only 14 of the 30 were within the(More)
Minimal invasive surgery (MIS) in total knee replacement (TKR) has been favoured by several authors and the industry and is asked for by the patients. Computer assisted surgery (CAS) is proposed to support the surgeon in terms of postoperative leg alignment and implant orientation. To prove the hypothesis that MIS in TKR fastens early rehabilitation(More)
In a prospective and randomised clinical study, acetabular cups were implanted free-hand (control group n=22) or with computer assistance using an image-free navigation system (study group n=23). The cup position was determined postoperatively on pelvic CT. An average inclination of 42.3° (range: 30°–53°; SD±7.0°) and an average anteversion of 24.0° (range:(More)
Precise reconstruction of leg alignment offers the best opportunity for achieving good long-term results in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). It was the aim of this study to evaluate the bone-cutting process as a potential source of inaccuracy in TKA. In a consecutive series of 50 computer-assisted TKAs, cutting errors, which were defined as a difference(More)
Implant positioning and knee alignment are two primary goals of successful unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. This prospective study outlines the radiographic results following 32 patient-specific unicompartmental medial resurfacing knee arthroplasties. By means of standardized pre- and postoperative radiographs of the knee in strictly AP and lateral view,(More)
Background Exact axial limb alignment in total-knee arthroplasty (TKA) is important for a successful outcome. We evaluated the efficiency of computer-assisted implantation in TKA and compared it with the classical surgeon-controlled technique. Patients and methods We implanted 100 TKA using either the computer-assisted technique (50) or the conventional(More)
OBJECTIVE A variety of mathematical and trigonometric methods has been described for determining the position of the acetabular cups from conventional radiographs. However, these formulae are subject to unduly large inaccuracies. The aim of the study was to compare the reliability and the accuracy of radiological and CT-based determination of acetabular cup(More)
We report the kinematic and early clinical results of a patient- and observer-blinded randomised controlled trial in which CT scans were used to compare potential impingement-free range of movement (ROM) and acetabular component cover between patients treated with either the navigated 'femur-first' total hip arthroplasty (THA) method (n = 66; male/female(More)
Restoration of the mechanical leg axis and component positioning are crucial factors affecting long-term results in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In a prospective study, 1,000 patients were operated on either using a CT-free navigation system or the conventional jig-based technique. Leg alignment and component orientation were determined on postoperative(More)