Patient specific instrumentation versus conventional knee arthroplasty: comparative study

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The key to a successful knee replacement is restoring normal kinematics with a neutral alignment, thus a hip-knee-ankle (HKA) angle of 180° (within 3° limits). Conventional TKR is proven to have excellent results but relies in extensive visual referencing of bony landmarks. Customised cutting blocks provide accurate bone cuts, also lowering the risk of fat… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00264-016-3356-3

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