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Joint line position correlates with function after primary total knee replacement A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL COMPARING CONVENTIONAL AND COMPUTER-ASSISTED SURGERY

S Babazadeh, MM Dowsey, JD Swan, JD Stoney, PFM Choong

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, British Volume | BRITISH EDITORIAL SOC BONE JOINT SURGERY | Published : 2011


The role of computer-assisted surgery in maintaining the level of the joint in primary knee joint replacement (TKR) has not been well defined. We undertook a blinded randomised controlled trial comparing joint-line maintenance, functional outcomes, and quality-of-life outcomes between patients undergoing computer-assisted and conventional TKR. A total of 115 patients were randomised (computer-assisted, n = 55; conventional, n = 60). Two years post-operatively no significant correlation was found between computer-assisted and conventional surgery in terms of maintaining the joint line. Those TKRs where the joint line was depressed post-operatively improved the least in terms of functional sco..

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