Alignment of the femoral component in a mobile-bearing unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: A study in 10 cadaver femora

N. P. Kort*, J. J. A. M. van Raay, B. J. W. Thomassen

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Use of an intramedullary rod is advised for the alignment of the femoral component of an Oxford phase-III prosthesis. There are users moving toward extramedullary alignment, which is merely an indicator of frustration with accuracy of intramedullary alignment. The results of our study with 10 cadaver femora demonstrate that use of a short and long intramedullary femoral rod may result in excessive flexion alignment error of the femoral component. Understanding of the extramedullary alignment possibility and experience with the visual alignment of the femoral drill guide is essential toward minimizing potential errors in the alignment of the femoral component. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V All rights reserved.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)280-283
Aantal pagina's4
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusPublished - aug-2007

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