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UPDATES ON KNEE ARTHROPLASTY  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


Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2005 August;56(4):243-9

language: Italian

Mini-invasive surgery of the knee by using a bi-unicompartimental knee arthroplasty: computer assisted technique and indications

Confalonieri N., Manzotti A.

Struttura Complessa di Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento (CTO), Milano


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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.

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