Switzerland | Lucerne | 22 October 2020

AO Recon Online Session—Live Demos on Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) and Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty (RTKA) at the Treatment Week 2020

LIVE-OR on anatomical specimens

LANGUAGE:

ENGLISH

DESCRIPTION:

Embedded in the Surgical Treatment Week, the live demos are covering the following two topics:

10:15-11:15 Performing a Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)

During this live demonstration, the key steps in a TKA are performed. Following a standard medial parapatellar approach, tibial alignment, resection, and sizing are shown followed by distal femoral resection and extension. This is followed by measured femoral sizing, rotation, and preparation. The final step is the preparation of the tibia. During the demonstration, techniques and strategies to avoid complications are highlighted.

12:00-13:40 Performing a Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty (RTKA)

This live demonstration focuses on the following principles during revision: alignment, rotation, balancing, joint alignment, stability, and bone reconstruction. The existing prosthesis is removed. The next step is intramedullary preparation of the tibia with a long press-fit offset stem followed by intramedullary preparation of the femur with conventional cut guide, long press-fit offset stem with augments. Trialing and final preparation is demonstrated. During the demonstration, techniques and strategies to avoid complications are highlighted.

REGISTRATION

Please register via the Surgical Treatment Week

CONFIRMED FACULTY

  • Carsten Perka, Germany
  • Robert Hube, Germany
  • Matthias Wittauer, Switzerland
  • Yves Acklin, Switzerland
overview

Date22 October 2020

Anatomyknee

ContactSina Henrichs

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