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Section V: Knee Degeneration   |    
Minimally Invasive Robotic-Arm-Guided Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty
Michael A. Conditt, PhD1; Martin W. Roche, MD2
1 MAKO Surgical Corporation, 2555 Davie Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317. E-mail address for M.A. Conditt: mconditt@makosurgical.com
2 Holy Cross Hospital, 4725 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Disclosure: The authors did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of their research for or preparation of this work. One or more of the authors, or a member of his or her immediate family, received, in any one year, payments or other benefits of less than $10,000 or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity (Mako Surgical). No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, division, center, clinical practice, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors, or a member of their immediate families, are affiliated or associated.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2009 Feb 01;91(Supplement 1):63-68. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.H.01372
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Abstract

Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty is an underused procedure in orthopaedic surgery due to its level of difficulty and the unpredictability of results, which can be related to component malalignment. New robotic arm technology has been developed to assist the surgeon in accurately and reproducibly preparing the femur and the tibia for a minimally invasive bone-sparing unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. This new procedure provides comprehensive three-dimensional planning of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty components, including soft-tissue balancing, followed by accurate resection of the femur and the tibia. This paper reviews this new technology.

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