Computer navigated total knee arthroplasty: the learning curve.

@article{Smith2010ComputerNT,
  title={Computer navigated total knee arthroplasty: the learning curve.},
  author={Benjamin R K Smith and Angela H. Deakin and Joe Baines and Frederic Picard},
  journal={Computer aided surgery : official journal of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 1-3},
  pages={40-8}
}
The learning curve for computer navigated total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is not well defined. We collected data prospectively on a consultant surgeon's first 50 navigated TKAs. Over the same period, matching data was taken from 50 consecutive cases performed by an expert who has performed over 1000 navigated TKAs. From the first case, the novice navigator was able to achieve the same standard as the expert in terms of post-implant mechanical alignment in the coronal and sagittal planes. Equally… CONTINUE READING