Kinematic Alignment Technique for TKA on Degenerative Knees with Severe Bone Loss: A Report of 3 Cases
Charles Rivière1, 2, 3, *, Jeremy Webb4, Pascal-André Vendittoli3, 5
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2021
First Page: 27
Last Page: 34
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-15-27
Article History:Received Date: 28/05/2020
Revision Received Date: 21/12/2020
Acceptance Date: 28/12/2020
Electronic publication date: 03/05/2021
Collection year: 2021
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A severely degenerative knee joint with substantial bone attrition poses a significant challenge when performing Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) using the Kinematic Alignment (KA) technique. In order to restore the pre-arthritic knee anatomy, the surgeon has the task of estimating quantity and location of bone loss. We present three such cases and describe the key steps to safely perform KATKA in these complex situations.