The accuracy of a robotically-controlled freehand sculpting tool for unicondylar knee arthroplasty

J.R. Smith, F. Picard, J. Lonner, B. Hamlin, P. Rowe, P. Riches, A. Deakin

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Knee osteoarthritis results in pain and functional limitations. In cases where the arthritis is limited to one compartment of the knee joint then a unicondylar knee arthroplasty (UKA) is successful, bone preserving option. UKA have been shown to result in superior clinical and functional outcomes compared to TKA patients. However, utilisation of this procedure has been limited due primarily to the high revision rates reported in joint registers. Robotic assisted devices have recently been introduced to the market for use in UKA. They have limited follow up periods but have reported good implant accuracy when compared to the pre-operative planned implant placement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12
Number of pages1
JournalBone & Joint Journal : Orthopaedic Proceedings Supplement
Issue numbersuppl 16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014
EventCAOS 2014 - Marriott Hotel, Milan, Italy
Duration: 18 Jun 201421 Jun 2014


  • unicondylar knee arthroplasty
  • freehand sculpting tool
  • knee osteoarthritis

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