TITLE

Tissue sparing surgery in knee reconstruction: unicompartmental (UKA), patellofemoral (PFA), UKA + PFA, bi-unicompartmental (Bi-UKA) arthroplasties

AUTHOR(S)
N. Confalonieri; A. Manzotti; F. Montironi; C. Pullen
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Orthopaedics & Traumatology;Sep2008, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p171
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract  Recently mini-invasive joint replacement has become one of the hottest topics in the orthopaedic world. However, these terms have been improperly misunderstood as a “key-hole” surgery where traditional components are implanted with shorter surgical approaches, with few benefits and several possible dangers. Small implants as unicompartmental knee prostheses, patellofemoral prostheses and bi-unicompartmental knee prostheses might represent real less invasive procedures: Tissue sparing surgery, the Italian way to minimally invasive surgery (MIS). According to their experience the authors go through this real tissue sparing surgery not limited only to a small incision, but where the surgeons can respect the physiological joint biomechanics.
ACCESSION #
34218276

 

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