The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 28, Issue 3, 455 - 458

Evaluation of Total Knee Arthroplasty Performed With and Without Computer Navigation: A Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty Study

Johnson, Derek R. et al.

Sequential bilateral total knee arthroplasty performed on 54 patients utilizing navigation (CAS-TKA) in one knee and traditional instrumentation (T-TKA) in the contralateral knee was reviewed at a mean follow-up duration of 2.5 years. There were no differences with regard to KSS, ROM, postoperative anatomic alignment, mechanical axis, or tibial angle. There was a statistically significant decrease in outliers for the CAS-TKA group with respect to anatomic alignment (3.7% vs. 17.0%, P=0.024), mechanical axis (6.1 vs. 20.4%, P=0.037) and tibial component alignment (0% vs. 7.5%, P=0.042). There is no apparent benefit of CAS-TKA with regards to KSS, ROM, or alignment in the hands of fellowship-trained total joint specialists. The clinical relevance of reduced outliers in the CAS-TKA group is unknown with the current follow-up interval.

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