Cutting and implanting errors in minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty using a navigation system
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of bone cutting and implantation in minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty with image-free navigation.
The alignment of the tibial and femoral bone resection was measured in 40 knees during surgery. The alignment measurement was repeated after cementing the tibial and femoral components. We evaluated the cutting error and the implanting error.
The mean tibial cutting errors were 0.5 and 0.7° in the frontal and sagittal planes, respectively. The mean femoral cutting errors were 0.5 and 0.9° in the frontal and sagittal planes, respectively. The mean tibial implanting errors were 1.0 and 0.9° in the frontal and sagittal planes, respectively. The mean femoral implanting error was 0.7° in the frontal plane.
Computer-assisted navigation was useful in checking the alignment of both bone cut and cementation.
KeywordsTotal Knee Arthroplasty Femoral Component Tibial Component Posterior Slope Component Alignment
Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.