The Future of High Performance Total Knee Arthroplasty


Journal Article

Successful high performance knee arthroplasty is dependent on durability, efficient return to high activity, and patient satisfaction from a "normal" feeling joint. Critical elements of arthroplasty procedures include patient factors, surgical approach, instrumentation, and prosthesis design. New techniques and technologies such as arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery, navigation and computer-assisted surgery, and new bearing surfaces and implant designs must be evaluated and improved to make arthroplasty procedures more sophisticated and effective. A proper balance needs to be reached between high performance and survivorship, so that one does not compromise the other. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mont, MA; Bonutti, PM; Seyler, TM; Plate, JF; Delanois, RE; Kester, M

Published Date

  • June 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 80 - 87

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1045-4527

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.sart.2006.06.003

Citation Source

  • Scopus