FEATURED SURGERY: TKA Utilizing a Robotically Assisted Ligament Balancing System

    Jeffrey H. DeClaire, MD, from Ascension Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, Michigan, demonstrates the use of a robotically assisted ligament balancing system (OMNIBotics Active Spacer; OMNIlife science, Raynham, Massachusetts) in a primary total knee arthroplasty case presented at ICJR’s Winter Hip & Knee Course.

    Dr. DeClaire describes this new technology and shows animation of the technique before narrating the pre-recorded procedure. The patient is a 57-year-old male with left knee pain that had become progressively worse over the course of 5 years. The patient had undergone arthroscopic surgery in 2016, at which time it was noted that he had moderate degenerative joint disease of his medial compartment and severe degenerative joint disease of the patellofemoral joint, as well as a complex tear of the medial meniscus.

    The patient, who had no significant improvement following the arthroscopic procedure, had been told that he would eventually need total knee arthroplasty.

    Click the image above to watch the procedure.


    Dr. DeClaire has disclosed that he is a consultant for and receives research support from OMNIlife science.