Computer-assisted total knee replacement. A controlled cadaver study using a multi-parameter quantitative CT assessment of alignment (the Perth CT Protocol).

@article{Chauhan2004ComputerassistedTK,
  title={Computer-assisted total knee replacement. A controlled cadaver study using a multi-parameter quantitative CT assessment of alignment (the Perth CT Protocol).},
  author={Shri K S Chauhan and Gavin Clark and Sh{\^a}n Elizabeth Lloyd and Rebecca G Scott and William H. Breidahl and Jerzy M Sikorski},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2004},
  volume={86 6},
  pages={818-23}
}
A controlled study, comparing computer- and conventional jig-assisted total knee replacement in six cadavers is presented. In order to provide a quantitative assessment of the alignment of the replacements, a CT-based technique which measures seven parameters of alignment has been devised and used. In this a multi-slice CT machine scanned in 2.5 mm slices from the acetabular roof to the dome of the talus with the subject's legs held in a standard position. The mechanical and anatomical axes… CONTINUE READING