A comparison of conventional and patient-specific instruments in total knee arthroplasty

@article{Daniilidis2013ACO,
  title={A comparison of conventional and patient-specific instruments in total knee arthroplasty},
  author={Kiriakos Daniilidis and Carsten Oliver Tibesku},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2013},
  volume={38},
  pages={503-508}
}
Several authors have observed that standard instrumentation (SI) may be insufficient for addressing component malalignment. Patient-matched cutting blocks (PMCB) technology was introduced to improve surgeons’ ability to achieve a neutral postoperative mechanical axis following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The current retrospective study was designed to compare the ability of SI and PMCB to achieve a hip-knee-ankle angle (HKA) within ±3° of the ideal alignment of 180°. Between October 2009 and… CONTINUE READING