Do Mechanical Instruments Still Have a Role in Component Alignment?

    Computer navigation is touted as the most accurate way of aligning components in a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). But the literature has yet to demonstrate whether this has any real impact on the clinical outcome of the procedure.

    Henry D. Clarke, MD, from Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona, shares his thoughts on the use of traditional mechanical instruments versus computer navigation for component alignment in TKA, and discusses the results of research conducted by his colleagues at Mayo Clinic.

    Click the image above to hear his comments on this issue.

    Producer and Director: Michael Bugera; Post Production: Ryan Waczek