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Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants
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ISSN Print: 1050-6934
ISSN Online: 1940-4379

Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

DOI: 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.2013007080
pages 313-322

Computer-Assisted Navigation in Knee Surgery

George Mimidis
First Department of Orthopaedics, Attikon University Hospital, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
Andreas F. Mavrogenis
First Department of Orthopaedics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, ATTIKON University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Olga D. Savvidou
First Department of Orthopaedics, ATTIKON University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Christos Markopoulos
First Department of Orthopaedics, ATTIKON University Hospital, Athens, Greece
John Papanastasiou
First Department of Orthopaedics, ATTIKON University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Zinon T. Kokkalis
Department of Orthopaedics, University of Patras, School of Medicine, Rio-Patras, Greece
Dimitrios Koulalis
First Department of Orthopaedics, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece
Panayiotis J. Papagelopoulos
First Department of Orthopaedics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, ATTIKON University Hospital, Athens, Greece

ABSTRACT

Although computer-assisted navigation has been used in clinical practice for more than 15 years, it has only recently started to gain acceptance in a variety of orthopedic procedures. Different types of computer-assisted navigation are available, which allow the surgeon to obtain real-time feedback and offer him the potential to decrease intraoperative errors. However, its increased cost and lacking evidence of long-term superiority have made many surgeons skeptical about its clinical usefulness. The scope of this article is to review the clinical applications of computer-assisted navigation in orthopedic surgery of the knee joint.