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The purpose of this study was to compare the range of motion (ROM) of conventional total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using high-flexion, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) stabilized prostheses and the ROM of conventional knee arthroplasty using navigation-assisted TKA, with mobile-bearing, cruciate ligament-retaining knees. Fifty conventional TKAs with(More)
We studied 58 knees that underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a patella tendon autograft. The mean age at reconstruction was 30.4 (18–58) years, and the average follow-up was 11.2 (8.6–13.8) years. The presence of osteoarthritis was assessed radiographically using Kellgren and Lawrence’s classification. Osteoarthritis was detected(More)
This study provides a robust measuring method of the femoral neck anteversion angle for use in a total hip replacement pre-planning program. The femora of 24 patients (69.3 ± 6.3 years old) were CT-scanned and converted into three-dimensionally volume-rendered models in ORTHODOC® (ISS Inc., CA, USA) which is the pre-planning software for ROBODOC surgery.(More)
The authors evaluated the relationships between preoperative and postoperative kinematics in 50 osteoarthritic knees scheduled for cruciate retaining total knee arthroplasty with regards to posterior femoral roll back and external femoral rotation using a navigation system from 10° to 120° of knee flexion. Although posterior femoral roll back was(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the hypothesis that a less invasive (LIS) surgical technique using a navigation system would promote rapid recovery and improve alignment compared with conventional technique in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study compared 49 navigation-assisted LIS TKAs with 53 conventionally performed TKAs using a medial(More)
BACKGROUND The intent of double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is to reproduce the normal anterior cruciate ligament anatomy and improve knee joint rotational stability. However, no consensus has been reached on the advantages of this technique over the single-bundle technique. HYPOTHESIS We hypothesized that double-bundle anterior(More)
The clinical and radiologic results of a gender-specific total knee arthroplasty design were compared with those of a conventional unisex design in 50 female patients with bilateral osteoarthritis and a minimum follow-up of 2 years. Total knee arthroplasty was performed using a conventional unisex implant in one knee and a gender-specific implant in the(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the intra-operative stability during double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions (20 knees) using a navigation system and compare the results with those obtained from single-bundle reconstructions (20 knees). After registering the reference points during ACL reconstruction, antero-posterior and(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess, in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-injured and -uninjured population, tibial plateau anatomic variables [medial and lateral tibial plateau slopes (MTPS and LTPS) and medial tibial plateau depth (MTPD)] on conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using a novel combined method and to determine whether these(More)
The authors investigated the hypothesis that navigation system-assisted minimally invasive unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (NA-MIS UKA) produces better short-term clinical results than MIS UKA without a navigation system. After a minimum 2-year follow-up, short-term functional results and component alignment accuracies of 31 knees that underwent NA-MIS(More)