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OBJECTIVE The clinical outcome of a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is mainly determined by the accuracy of the surgical procedure itself. To improve the final result, one must take into account (a) the alignment of the prosthesis with respect to the mechanical axis, and (b) the balance of the soft tissues. Therefore, morphologic data (such as the shape of(More)
INTRODUCTION The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is composed of an infinite number of fibers whose individual anatomical and biomechanical features have been well defined. Although numerous biomechanical studies have shown that reconstruction that is as anatomical as possible results in better control of rotational laxity, very few studies have(More)
INTRODUCTION Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction should be anatomic while achieving favorable anisometric behavior to avoid impingement with the femoral notch. Computerization enables these biomechanical conditions to be optimally fulfilled; but what of anatomic positioning? The present study compared the positioning of tibial and femoral(More)
The variability in width, height, and spatial orientation of a spinal pedicle makes pedicle screw insertion a delicate operation. The aim of the current paper is to describe a computer-assisted surgical navigation system based on fluoroscopic X-ray image calibration and three-dimensional optical localizers in order to reduce radiation exposure while(More)
PURPOSE The revision of unicompartmental knee replacements (UKRs) to total knee replacements (TKRs) using computer navigation is a little-known technique. The principal objective of this study was to analyse the radiological position of implants in revision of UKR to TKR comparing the results of surgery aided by computer navigation (CAS) with conventional(More)
BACKGROUND Various surgical techniques to treat posterolateral knee instability have been described. To date, the recommended treatment is an anatomic form of reconstruction in which the 3 key structures of the posterolateral corner (PLC) are addressed: the popliteofibular ligament, the popliteus tendon, and the lateral collateral ligament. (More)
UNLABELLED The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological results of a prospective, continuous series of 105 ACL reconstructions using the STG tendons fixed to the femur by an EndoButton CL, with more than 4 years of follow-up. HYPOTHESIS The subjective and objective clinical results as well as the radiological results (tunnel(More)
PURPOSE Our purpose was to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcome at maturity of an « adult-like » transphyseal anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction performed in skeletally immature patients using four-strand hamstring graft. METHODS The records of all skeletally immature patients who underwent transphyseal ACL reconstruction between(More)
Rotation combined with translation; compose the three-dimensional motion of the knee subluxation in anterior cruciate ligament deficient knee. The worldwide scientists were focused initially on the translation part of this complex 3D motion, but since the beginning of the century there was a large interest on knee rotational laxity study. Lot of paper(More)
PURPOSE Conventional reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has a high success rate. Computer-assisted navigation systems (CANSs) have been developed to further improve the accuracy of tunnel positioning. What is the economic impact from the hospital perspective? METHODS Patients having a first ACL reconstruction procedure were included in(More)