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ACE Report #713
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Computer-assisted total knee replacement results in less systemic embolism


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Embolic phenomena during computer-assisted and conventional total knee replacement

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2007 Apr;89(4):481-5

Contributing Authors: JS Church JE Scadden RR Gupta C Cokis KA Williams GC Janes

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Synopsis

26 patients undergoing total knee replacement (TKR) surgery for osteoarthritis were randomized to undergo one of two procedures to examine levels of systemic emboli produced during TKR. One group underwent a computer-assisted navigation procedure while the second group underwent the conventional intramedullary-alignment method. Results showed that the computer-assisted procedure resulted in a sign...

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