Volume 3, 2017
Special Issue: "Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery - Current State and Impact" Guest Editor: A. Adhikari
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||11 December 2017|
Patient-specific instruments: advantages and pitfalls
The Orthopaedic Department, Faculty of Medicine, October 6 University,
2 Droitwich Knee Clinic, Bromsgrove Knee Clinic and Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Bromsgrov B60 2JL, UK
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 9 October 2017
Patient-specific instruments (PSI) aim to improve the accuracy of total knee replacement (TKR) based on computer-assisted preoperative planning. In this work, the authors describe the advantages and pitfalls of PSI based on their clinical experience. The main conclusion of this work is that PSI has direct impact on the logistical and technical features of TKR with some advantages and pitfalls.
Key words: PSI / Logistics / Technical features / Total knee replacement / Pitfalls / Custom-made cutting guides
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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