Technique and first clinical results of robot-assisted total knee replacement.

  title={Technique and first clinical results of robot-assisted total knee replacement.},
  author={Werner E. Siebert and Sabine Mai and Rudolf Kober and Peter F. Heeckt},
  journal={The Knee},
  volume={9 3},
Total knee replacement (TKR) is a common procedure for treatment of severe gonarthrosis, but the outcome may be unsatisfactory due to primary malalignment of the prosthetic components. In order to improve precision and accuracy of this surgical procedure, a commercial robotic surgical system (CASPAR) has been adapted to assist the surgeon in the preoperative planning and intraoperative execution of TKR. So far, 70 patients with idiopathic gonarthrosis were successfully treated with a robot… CONTINUE READING


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