Postoperative mechanical alignment analysis of total knee replacement patients operated with 3D printed patient specific instruments: A Prospective Cohort Study.

Gemalmaz H. C. , Sarıyılmaz K. , Ozkunt O., Sungur M. , Kaya İ. , Dikici F.

Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica, vol.53, no.5, pp.323-328, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aott.2019.02.001
  • Title of Journal : Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica
  • Page Numbers: pp.323-328


Objective: Total knee replacement (TKR) is a surgical treatment for final stage gonarthrosis. The lifespan of the prosthetic implants used in TKR surgery is a major interest for the orthopaedic research community. Previously, proper implant alignment of the implants has been advocated for longevity of the TKR surgery. Recently, patient-specific (PSI) instruments have been proposed to improve the mechanical alignment of the TKR by permitting better implant positioning over conventional TKR surgery. The aim of this study is to compare the mechanical alignment results of patients operated with PSIs and conventional instruments.