Gap Balancing vs. Measured Resection Technique in Total Knee Arthroplasty

@inproceedings{Daines2014GapBV,
  title={Gap Balancing vs. Measured Resection Technique in Total Knee Arthroplasty},
  author={Brian K. Daines and Douglas A. Dennis},
  booktitle={Clinics in orthopedic surgery},
  year={2014}
}
A goal of total knee arthroplasty is to obtain symmetric and balanced flexion and extension gaps. Controversy exists regarding the best surgical technique to utilize to obtain gap balance. Some favor the use of a measured resection technique in which bone landmarks, such as the transepicondylar, the anterior-posterior, or the posterior condylar axes are used to determine proper femoral component rotation and subsequent gap balance. Others favor a gap balancing technique in which the femoral… CONTINUE READING
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