Neutral mechanical alignment is it necessary?

M. M. Allen, M. W. Pagnano

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The cause of dissatisfaction following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains elusive. Much attention has been focused on static mechanical alignment as a basis for surgical success and optimising outcomes. More recently, research on both normal and osteoarthritic knees, as well as kinematically aligned TKAs, has suggested that other specific and dynamic factors may be more important than a generic target of 0 ± 3° of a neutral axis. Consideration of these other variables is necessary to understand ideal targets and move beyond generic results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-83
Number of pages3
JournalBone and Joint Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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