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The accuracy of a robotically-controlled freehand sculpting tool for unicondylar knee arthroplasty

Smith, J.R. and Picard, F. and Lonner, J. and Hamlin, B. and Rowe, P. and Riches, P. and Deakin, A. (2014) The accuracy of a robotically-controlled freehand sculpting tool for unicondylar knee arthroplasty. Bone & Joint Journal : Orthopaedic Proceedings Supplement, 96-B (suppl). p. 12. ISSN 2049-4416

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Abstract

Knee osteoarthritis results in pain and functional limitations. In cases where the arthritis is limited to one compartment of the knee joint then a unicondylar knee arthroplasty (UKA) is successful, bone preserving option. UKA have been shown to result in superior clinical and functional outcomes compared to TKA patients. However, utilisation of this procedure has been limited due primarily to the high revision rates reported in joint registers. Robotic assisted devices have recently been introduced to the market for use in UKA. They have limited follow up periods but have reported good implant accuracy when compared to the pre-operative planned implant placement.