3D printing and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty

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Title: 3D printing and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty
Author(s): Jones, GG
Clarke, S
Jaere, M
Cobb, J
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: In suitable patients, unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) offers a number of advantages compared with total knee arthroplasty. However, the procedure is technically demanding, with a small tolerance for error. Assistive technology has the potential to improve the accuracy of implant positioning. This review paper describes the concept of detailed UKA planning in 3D, and the 3D printing technology that enables a plan to be delivered intraoperatively using patient-specific instrumentation (PSI). The varying guide designs that enable accurate registration are discussed and described. The system accuracy is reported. Future studies need to ascertain whether accuracy for low-volume surgeons can be delivered in the operating theatre using PSI, and reflected in improved patient reported outcome measures, and lower revision rates.
Publication Date: 21-May-2018
Date of Acceptance: 4-Jan-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/59820
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1302/2058-5241.3.180001
ISSN: 2058-5241
Publisher: British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery
Start Page: 248
End Page: 253
Journal / Book Title: EFORT Open Reviews
Volume: 3
Issue: 5
Copyright Statement: © 2018 The author(s). This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed.
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2018-05-21
2018-05-21
2018-05-21
Appears in Collections:Division of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine



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