Assessing the accuracy of patient-specific guides for total knee arthroplasty

Source:  Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 2016, 24(11), 3678–83

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Date of publication:  November 2016

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Looked at 38 total knee arthroplasties where patient-specific guides were used and which had a minimum 2-year follow-up.  Concludes that patient-specific guides are an effective and safe way to ensure accurate alignments; however care must be taken when dealing with patients with severe varus deformity or osteophytes.

Length of publication:  6 pages

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Acknowledgement:  Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

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