Publication
Title
What should the surgeon aim for when performing computer-assisted total knee arthroplasty?
Author
Abstract
Stability of the knee is a complex issue and involves ligaments that behave differently on the medial and lateral side. Correct positioning of the components and adequate soft-tissue balancing are critical steps in successful total knee arthroplasty1. A total knee prosthesis that is implanted "too tightly" may cause limited range of motion and compromise patient satisfaction. A total knee replacement that is implanted "too loosely" will be unstable2. Medial-lateral instability is the most common type of instability and may result from incompetent collateral ligaments, incomplete correction of a preoperative deformity, or incorrect bone cuts3. Separate studies have identified instability as a leading cause of early clinical failure of a primary total knee replacement, resulting in revision within three to five years4,5.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The journal of bone and joint surgery : American volume. - London, 1948, currens
Publication
London : 2005
ISSN
0021-9355 [print]
1535-1386 [online]
Volume/pages
87:S:2(2005), p. 52-58
ISI
000233879800007
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 12.09.2017
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