Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Using Computer Navigation

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    Watch J. Craig Morrison, MD, from the Southern Joint Replacement Institute, Nashville, Tennessee, perform a computer-navigated total knee arthroplasty on a 67-year-old female patient with left knee pain that has not responded to conservative treatment in a procedure broadcast live to attendees at ICJR’s inaugural Emerging Technologies in Joint Replacement course.

    The patient is a retired circus performer who injured her knee 10 to 15 years earlier. Multiple non-operative therapies were attempted to alleviate the pain – including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroid injections, viscosupplementation, platelet-rich plasma, prolotherapy, and stem cells – but all failed to provide lasting results.

    On presentation, range of motion of the knee was 0° to 115°. Radiographs showed slight correctable varus alignment, joint space loss in the medial compartment, osteophytes, patella Baja, and patellofemoral disease.

    Click the Surgery Spotlight logo above to watch the procedure, which was performed at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

    Originally published July 25, 2019.

    Disclosures: Dr. Morrison has disclosed that he is a paid consult for and receives research support from Exactech; that he is a paid presenter or speaker for and receives research support from DePuy Synthes; and that he receives research support from Zimmer Biomet and ConforMIS.