Patient-specific total knee arthroplasty: the importance of planning by the surgeon

  title={Patient-specific total knee arthroplasty: the importance of planning by the surgeon},
  author={M. Pietsch and Oliver Djahani and Markus Hochegger and Florian Plattner and Siegfried Hofmann},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the accuracy of the planning of the patient-specific pin guides in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This planning was performed primarily by a technician of the company and offered to the surgeon. All parameters of the implantation can either be modified or accepted by the surgeon. The hypothesis was that the plan needs preoperative intervention by the surgeon. A prospective study in 50 patients was carried out. All patients received the same posterior… CONTINUE READING
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