The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 27, Issue 2, 310 - 316

Computer-Assisted Femoral Head-Neck Osteochondroplasty Using a Surgical Milling Device

Ecker, Timo M. et al.

Surgical navigation might increase the safety of osteochondroplasty procedures in patients with femoroacetabular impingement. Feasibility and accuracy of navigation of a surgical reaming device were assessed. Three-dimensional models of 18 identical sawbone femora and 5 cadaver hips were created. Custom software was used to plan and perform repeated computer-assisted osteochondroplasty procedures using a navigated burr. Postoperative 3-dimensional models were created and compared with the preoperative models. A Bland-Altmann analysis assessing α angle and offset ratio accuracy showed even distribution along the zero line with narrow confidence intervals. No differences in α angle and offset ratio accuracy (P = 0.486 and P = 0.2) were detected between both observers. Planning and conduction of navigated osteochondroplasty using a surgical reaming device is feasible and accurate.

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