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Advances in Orthopedics
Volume 2015, Article ID 719091, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/719091
Review Article

A Systematic Literature Review of Three Modalities in Technologically Assisted TKA

1The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, Holy Cross Hospital, 4725 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, USA
2Department of Bioengineering and Clinical Research, OrthoSensor Inc., 1855 Griffin Road, Suite A-310, Dania Beach, FL 33004, USA

Received 1 September 2015; Revised 9 October 2015; Accepted 12 October 2015

Academic Editor: Panagiotis Korovessis

Copyright © 2015 William A. Leone et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In effort to reduce the revision burden of total knee arthroplasty (TKA), industry emphasis has focused on replacing manual techniques—which are subject to variability—with technological implements. Unfortunately, technological innovation often continues before adequate time for critical evaluation has passed. Therefore, the purpose of this descriptive literature review was to collect a large sample of international data and report on the clinical and economic efficacy of three major types of technologically assisted TKA: navigation, patient-specific instrumentation, and sensorized trials.