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Online ISSN 1827-1707
102nd CONGRESS OF THE PIEMONTESE-LIGURIAN-LOMBARD SOCIETY OF ORTHOPEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY (S.P.L.L.O.T.) - Brescia September 9-10, 2005
NEW TECHNOLOGIES, MODERN INSTRUMENTARIUM IN ARTHROPLASTIC SURGERY
UPDATES ON KNEE ARTHROPLASTY
Confalonieri N., Manzotti A.
Struttura Complessa di Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento (CTO), Milano
Nowadays all around the world every orthopaedic surgeon can choose different valuable solutions in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. However, in exceptional cases, such as intra-articular deformities following bicondylar tibial plateau fractures or bi-compartmental (medial and lateral) arthritis with no involvement of the femoral-patella joint in patients younger than 60 years, still remain a challenge for the orthopaedic surgeon. In literature many surgical procedures have been advocated but without no definitive achievement. In these selected cases according their experience the authors consider bi-unicompartimental knee replacement as a valuable solution preserving both bone stock and all ligaments with an improved joint position sense. The authors present their experience of performing a mini-invasive bi-unicompartimental knee replacement assisted by a computer navigation system trying to obtain both a correct alignment and a soft tissue balancing.