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Is There an Optimal TKA Component Position?

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Basics in Primary Knee Arthroplasty


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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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.

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