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Is There an Optimal TKA Component Position?

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Alignment of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is considered as one of the key factors for outcome but still is an unsolved issue of modern TKA. Despite great advancements in the understanding of knee kinematics and the emergence of new prosthetic designs, the essential question about the optimal TKA alignment remains controversial [1–4].

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Abbreviations

aMA:

Adjusted Mechanical Alignment

CR:

Cruciate Retaining

FAA:

Femoral Anatomical Axis

TAA

Tibial Anatomical Axis

FMA:

Femoral Mechanical Axis

HKA:

Hip-Knee-Ankle angle

KA:

Kinematical Alignment

PS:

Posterior Stabilized

rKA:

restricted Kinematical Alignment

sTEA:

surgical Transepicondylar Axis

TKA:

Total Knee Arthroplasty

TMA:

Tibial Mechanical Axis

TTA:

TransTibial Axis

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Slevin, O., Moser, L.B., Hirschmann, M.T. (2022). Is There an Optimal TKA Component Position?. In: Becker, R., Hirschmann, M.T., Kort, N.P. (eds) Basics in Primary Knee Arthroplasty. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58178-7_26

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