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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):259-61

language: Italian

State of the art and work in progress in minimally invasive surgery for knee prosthesis

D’Anchise R., Balbino C.

Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milano


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The state of the art and possible prospects of minimally invasive surgery for prosthesis of the knee are analyzed and the relevant terminology is carefully described. Since at present long term outcomes are not yet available, it is not possible to be sure that this technique will be better in the future. In our experience, the minimally invasive surgery led us to a change of mentality in the surgical field. If we analyse the surgical technique, we found that we need a new co-ordination of the team in order to utilize at best the “dynamic window”. A better and quick extention of the knee is observed as well as a quick walking. However, in order to obtain these results it is very important a better control of the postoperative pain. Finally, it is suggested that at present this technique should be performed by experienced surgeons.

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