alexa Modular bicompartmental knee arthroplasty with robotic arm assistance.


Journal of Osteoarthritis

Author(s): Lonner JH

Abstract Share this page

Modular bicompartmental arthroplasty is an emerging knee-resurfacing approach that provides a conservative alternative to total knee arthroplasty. Isolated bicompartmental arthritis involving the medial or lateral and patellofemoral compartments, but with no significant deformity or bone deficiency, preserved motion, and intact cruciate ligaments, can be effectively managed with this treatment method. For the many young and active patients with isolated bicompartmental arthritis, given the potential durability of the procedure and the prosthesis, it is appropriate to use an approach that is more conservative than total knee arthroplasty. Robotic arm assistance for modular bicompartmental arthroplasty optimizes component position and alignment, which may improve system performance and long-term durability. In addition, a percentage of patients who undergo isolated unicompartmental or patellofemoral arthroplasty may later develop progressive arthritis in an unresurfaced compartment. Their cases may be effectively managed with a staged modular approach to resurfacing the degenerating compartment, but additional study is needed.

  • To read the full article Visit
  • Subscription
This article was published in The American Journal of Orthopedics and referenced in Journal of Osteoarthritis

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version