Cognition following computer-assisted total knee arthroplasty: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Haytmanek2010CognitionFC,
  title={Cognition following computer-assisted total knee arthroplasty: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={C Thomas Haytmanek and Aidin Eslam Pour and Camilo Restrepo and Jain Nikhil and Javad Parvizi and William James Hozack},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2010},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={92-7}
}
BACKGROUND A substantial number of patients experience postoperative cognitive changes following total joint arthroplasty. The change in mental status may be the result of fat and bone-marrow-debris embolization. We hypothesized that the use of computer-assisted total knee arthroplasty, which does not involve the use of intramedullary alignment rods, would produce less fat and bone-marrow-debris embolization and, hence, fewer changes in mental status. METHODS Forty-seven patients who… CONTINUE READING
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