The Official journal of the China Association of Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons and the 88th Hospital of PLA

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0. 948 (2015)

Total citation frequency: 3868 (2015)

ISSN 1005-8478

CN 37-1247/R

Application of robotic assisted technique in total knee arthroplasty

Author : ZHANG Zi-an, ZHANG Hai-ning, LI Hai-yan,WANG Ying-zhen.     
Working unit : Department of Joint Surgery, Affiliated Hospital, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266100, China
Page : 937-941.
Key words : robotic assisted surgery, total knee arthroplasty (TKA)
Abstract: Although conventional total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has been proved to be a highly successful surgical procedure to treat late stage arthritis of knees in many studies, patients can still affect by substantial complications due to implants malpositionor malalignment, which leading to postoperative pain and functional impairment. Robotic assisted surgery has been introduced for more than ten years, are enhancing surgeons ability to optimize soft tissue balancing, alignment and positioning, so as to reproduce normal knee kinematics and reduce complication rate. Current system include passive, active and semi-active according to different philosophies of design. Studies also reported robotic assist TKA is more producible and more accurate compared with conventional TKA, although limitations of robotic surgery include high installation costs, additional radiation exposure to patients, and a longer learning curve. With the increasing enthusiasm for robotic surgery in the field of arthroplasty and introduction of new designs, more further investigations are needed to evaluate the efficiency and long-term clinical outcomes of robotic assisted TKA.
Application of robotic assisted technique in total knee arthroplasty   
ZHANG Zi-an, ZHANG Hai-ning, LI Hai-yan,WANG Ying-zhen.
Orthop J Chin, 28(11):   937-941.