Pak Lin Chin

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The aim of this study is to assess the radiological outcome of conventional techniques versus computer-navigated surgery for total knee arthroplasty. Ninety patients with knee arthritis were prospectively randomized into 3 groups: conventional technique: extramedullary (EM) and intramedullary (IM) tibia guide versus computer navigation surgery (CAS). Two(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the radiologic outcomes of total knee arthroplasty using the conventional technique with those using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques. Ninety patients were randomized to undergo conventional (control), MIS mini-incision mid-vastus (mini), or MIS side-cutting (side cut) techniques for their total knee(More)
The aim of this study is to determine the success rate in eradication of early methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) prosthetic joint infection. Rate of prosthesis retention and functional outcome between patients with prosthesis retention and prosthesis revision were compared. All patients who underwent primary total knee arthroplasty between(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the post-operative radiological outcomes of patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) surgery versus conventional total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Sixty patients scheduled for a primary TKA were prospectively divided into PSI or conventional technique. Coronal and sagittal radiographic long limb films were taken(More)
The use of tourniquet in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has resulted in negligible intra-operative blood loss but notable post-operative blood loss, creating the ideal scenario for using topical haemostatic agents intra-operatively. Recently, medical adjuvants including tranexamic acid (TXA) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) have been introduced. The aim of this(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a new pinless navigation system (BrainLAB® VectorVision® Knee 2.5 Navigation System) as an intra-operative alignment check in total knee arthroplasty using conventional cutting jigs. 200 patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty using conventional technique or pinless navigation by a senior(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the proven efficacy of both intravenous (IV) and intra-articular (IA) tranexamic acid (TXA) in reducing blood loss during total knee arthroplasty (TKA), the ideal route of administration remained debatable. This study aimed to compare the effect of IV versus IA TXA on transfusion incidences, perioperative blood loss and postoperative(More)
We prospectively followed 171 patients who underwent bilateral unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) over a period of two years. Of these, 124 (72.5%) underwent a simultaneous bilateral procedure and 47 (27.5%) underwent a staged procedure. The mean cumulative operating time and length of hospital stay were both shorter in the simultaneous group, by 22.5(More)
This study aimed to investigate the clinical outcome of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) after previous high tibial osteotomy (HTO) using cruciate retaining (CR) versus posterior stabilized (PS) prostheses. Between 2001 and 2010, 133 patients who underwent TKA after previous HTO were included in this study and prospectively followed up for two years. Two(More)
The success of total knee replacement (TKR) depends on optimal soft-tissue balancing, among many other factors. The objective of this study is to correlate post-operative anteroposterior (AP) translation of a posterior cruciate ligament-retaining TKR with clinical outcome at two years. In total 100 patients were divided into three groups based on(More)