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On 06/07/2021

N°011 - May / June 2021

N°011 - May / June 2021


The World Arthroplasty Conference has being held in April virtually and has attracted a very strong international audience. Among those that preside over this event, we met Gijs Van Hellemondt from Sint Maartenskliniek in Nijmnegen. Portrait of a figure in Netherland knee surgery.

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Article : EKS and ICJR Partnership By Jean-Noël Argenson(1), W. Norman Scott(3)

The COVID-19 Worldwide Pandemic has destroyed so many successful educational opportunities but not the World Arthroplasty Conference (WAC)! The leaders were confronted with a devastating problem but similar to many successful enterprises, rose to the occasion.

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Article : The future of robotic TKA surgery - a critical review but positive outlook By Cécile BATAILLER(1), Sébastien PARRATTE(2,3)

Orthopedic surgery is one of the most dynamic surgical specialties, and knee arthroplasty surgery is one of its fastest-growing sub-segments. In parallel of this growth, computer assisted surgery (CAS) using computer navigation, patient specific instrumentation and sensors have been progressively developed to increase the accuracy and the reproducibility of total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

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Article : Different Bearing Options in THA – What hip surgeons should consider By Antonino Giulio Battaglia, Rocco D’Apolito, Fabio Labionda, Luigi Zagra

Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is widely considered to be one of the most successful surgical procedures in orthopedics. It is associated with high satisfaction rates and significant improvement in quality of life following surgery.

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Article : Lateral unicompartmental knee arthroplasty with mechanical instrumentation : tips and tricks to guarantee excellent long-term outcomes By Etienne Deroche(1), Roger Badet(2), Franck Remy(3), Sébastien Lustig(1)

Lateral unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is ten times less common than medial UKA. This is primarily due to the lower prevalence of the valgus morphotype within the general population. There are numerous reasons for isolated lateral tibiofemoral primary osteoarthritis, but it is mainly caused by a valgus morphotype...

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Article : Optimizing efficiency in the operating theater By Arun B Mullaji(1), Ahmed A. Khalifa(2)

Why increase Operating theater (OT) efficiency? Figure 1 depicts various factors that are impacted by OT efficiency. One vital aspect is the financial implications. However, the quality of delivered medical care is not just related to the amount of financial expenditure.

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Article : Myths and Facts on Components Rotational Alignment in Total Knee Arthroplasty By Siegfried Hofmann(1), Oliver Djahani(1), Martin Pietsch(1), Gerd Seitlinger(2)

Rotational alignment in Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is the positioning of the components in the axial (transversal) plane, which represents the “third dimension” of the knee. TKA surgeons usually think in two planes (frontal and sagittal) only and the axial plane of the knee can be visualized with 3-D imaging modalities like CT, MRI or Sonography only.

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