The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 28, Issue 6, 932 - 937

A Comparison of Classical and Anatomical Total Knee Alignment Methods in Robotic Total Knee Arthroplasty

Yim, Ji-Hyun et al.

The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes achieved using classical and anatomical alignment methods in primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). One hundred and seventeen patients were randomly assigned to undergo robotic-assisted TKA using either the classical (56 patients) or the anatomical alignment method (61 patients). Clinical outcomes including varus and valgus laxities, ROM, HSS and WOMAC scores and radiological outcomes were evaluated after a minimum follow-up of 2 years. Varus and valgus laxity assessments showed no significant inter-group differences (P > 0.05). Moreover, no significant differences were observed in ROM, HSS and WOMAC scores (P > 0.05). We could not find any significant difference in mechanical alignment of the lower limb. The results of this study show that two alignment methods provide comparable clinical and radiological outcomes after primary TKA.

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