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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)
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)
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 advances in the knowledge of anatomy, surgical techniques, and fixation devices have led to the improvement of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction over the past 10 years. Nowadays, double bundle and anatomical single bundle ACL reconstruction that more closely restores the normal anatomy of the ACL are becoming popular. Although there is(More)
BACKGROUND Anatomic double-bundle reconstruction has been thought to better simulate the anterior cruciate ligament anatomy. It is, however, a technically challenging procedure, associated with longer operation time and higher cost. HYPOTHESIS Double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using a single femoral and tibial tunnel can closely(More)
We compared antero-posterior translation and internal-external rotation of the tibia in stable knees without anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury with those of ACL injured knees using a navigation system and suggest an objective data. Forty-four patients treated for a meniscal tear without ACL injury were allocated to stable group, and 41 patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Both CT and MRI are complementary to each other in that CT can produce a distinct contour of bones, and MRI can show the shape of both ligaments and bones. It will be ideal to build a CT-MRI combined model to take advantage of complementary information of each modality. This study evaluated the accuracy of the combined femoral model in terms of(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)
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been the most common surgery performed for complications of bipolar arthroplasty. We wanted to evaluate functional results and complications after conversion of bipolar hemiarthroplasty to THA in 25 patients followed for an average of 7.2 years. Indications for conversion included acetabular erosion with well-fixed femoral(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)