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Computer-Assisted Knee Arthroplasty Is Better Than a Conventional Jig-Based Technique in Terms of Component Alignment

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For correspondence: R.J. Beaver, Department of Elective Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Chauhan SK, Scott RG, Breidahl W, Beaver RJ. Computer-Assisted Knee Arthroplasty Versus a Conventional Jig-Based Technique. A Randomised, Prospective Trial.
J Bone Joint Surg Br.
2004 Apr;86:372-7.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2004 Nov 01;86(11):2573-2573
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Question: In patients having knee arthroplasty, is computer-assisted knee arthroplasty (CAKA) more effective than a conventional jig-based technique?Design: Randomized (allocation concealed), blinded (outcome assessor and statistician), controlled trial with 6-week follow-up.Setting: A hospital in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.Patients: 71 patients who were scheduled for total knee arthroplasty, were medically fit for surgery, and had no active infection or malignant disease. Follow-up was 100%.
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