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SAN FRANCISCO – Knee and limb mechanical axis alignment measurements made using radiographs were found to be inaccurate when compared to measurements obtained intraoperatively using computer-assisted navigation, according to results of a study presented here.
“From my point of view, navigation seems to be a valuable tool for assessing component alignment but, more importantly, it is a more-validated tool than radiographs,” S. David Stulberg, MD, said during the Knee Society/American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Specialty Day Meeting…
SAN FRANCISCO – March 6, 2008 – When it is time to replace a knee, a hybrid implant appears to have better longevity than conventional, totally cemented versions, according to a report at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 75th Annual Meeting.
“Reducing revision rate is a key goal as we go to younger, more active patients [who need knee replacement],” said Mark Zawadsky, MD, Chief of Arthroplasty Service, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California, but “cementless knee implants have a lower cumulative survival rate,” according to new data presented here March 5.