Evidence is confirmed: Best results in navigated total knee Artrhoplasty
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most common surgical procedures in the world. The goal is to correct axial misalignment, restore function and improve mobility to increase the long-term survival of the implant, while at the same time relieving pain and improving the patient’s quality of life. Using state-of-the-art technology to improve patient outcome is an important part of many operating rooms and daily routines. That’s why nowadays many surgeons are using orthopedic surgical navigation that has been shown to improve alignment, reduce revisions and improve functional outcomes in TKA.
Evidence for this is provided by the results of the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOA NJRR) Annual Report. The Australian National Registry is the largest registry for total knee replacement procedures with about 600,000 total knee replacements to date, tracked over a period of up to 16 years. An analysis of the data from 2003 to 2012 concluded that “computer-aided navigation reduces the general revision rate and the loosening rate in patients under sixty-five years of age undergoing a total knee arthroplasty procedure”. This trend continues and has now been demonstrated again in 2018, with a significant reduction in the rate of revision in total knee prosthesis also in other age groups.
These data reinforce our conviction that at Clínica Adler we use the best technology to carry out the total knee replacement surgery.