Limb-length discrepancy

AORecon Surgical Insights


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Welcome to the fifth issue!


There are ongoing controversial debates on the best way to attain accurate femoral component rotation and soft tissue balancing in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This newsletter introduces a series of articles examining both gap balancing and measured resection and provides an overview of AORecon's upcoming events.



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Gap balancing or measured resection in TKA


Which is the better technique to deliver superior patient outcomes? Will the soft tissue tensioning method of gap balancing deliver accurate femoral component rotation in TKA? Or is measured resection the superior technique to achieve this? We look at the pros and cons of both approaches, weigh the evidence, and determine whether there is a best path through this debate.


What do two practicing surgeons think about the question of gap balancing versus measured resection? We spoke to Philipp von Roth from the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (DE), and Matthew Abdel from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (US). They share their perspectives and make some educated guesses about the future.



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Gap balancing

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Measured resection
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Revision surgery: how to deal with primary components

An interactive live session gives instant advice and answers your questions in real-time. Free of charge and accessible from all over the world. Register now

Szeged: seats available for new principles course with practical exercises

The updated course teaches the key principles of hip and knee arthroplasty. The groundbreaking AORecon Skills Lab will provide you with a unique learning experience. Register now

Davos Courses
Singapore: registration open for advanced level curriculum course

This newly developed course offers experienced surgeons complex and revision joint arthroplasty training. Your current level of knowledge, attitudes and skills will be challenged. Register now

AORecon Courses
Worldwide: more excellent AORecon courses and symposia

Save the date for arthroplasty courses in Beijing, Bogotá, Chengdu, Cordoba, Davos, Dubai, Lima and Lucknow, and join AORecon symposia at major society meetings and congresses.

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AO Development Incubator
AO Development Incubator: new call for proposals

Submit your innovative idea to the AO Development Incubator (AODI). The AO initiative provides selected inventors with support to build and execute project plans toward a proof of concept. Apply until May 3, 2018


– Magdy Gouda, Saudi Arabia –

"How to treat an 8 cm LLD including weak abductors?"


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– Wisnu Kusuma, Indonesia –

"How to achieve full extension
of the knee postop TKA?"


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