Personalized & Kinematic Approach in TKA

Personalized & Kinematic Approach in TKA

(CME points)

Scientific Secretary: Dr. Mohammadmahdi Sarzaeem

2021   October  1, Friday

07:30 am -1:30 pm

A personalized and kinematic approach in Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)

Speaker: Dr. Reza Minaei Nowshahr, 
Assistant Professor of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences; Orthopedic Specialist; Knee Surgery Fellowship 

A personalized and kinematic approach in Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) represents a significant advancement in orthopedic surgery, aiming to optimize patient outcomes and satisfaction. This approach involves tailoring the surgical procedure to each patient’s unique anatomy, biomechanics, and functional needs. Through advanced imaging techniques such as MRI and CT scans, surgeons can create patient-specific preoperative plans, identifying individual variations in bone structure, ligament tension, and joint alignment. By customizing the implant size, positioning, and alignment to match the patient’s natural joint movement, this approach seeks to restore the knee’s native kinematics, resulting in improved joint function and stability.

The kinematic aspect of this approach focuses on preserving the natural movement patterns of the knee joint. Unlike traditional techniques that often prioritize mechanical alignment, the personalized and kinematic approach aims to reproduce the patient’s physiological joint motion. This involves analyzing the patient’s gait and joint mechanics to determine the optimal implant placement and alignment that will closely mimic the knee’s original biomechanics. By considering factors such as ligament balance and flexion-extension axis, surgeons can work towards achieving a more natural feeling knee joint after surgery. This innovative approach holds the promise of reducing postoperative pain, enhancing range of motion, and ultimately leading to better long-term outcomes and patient satisfaction in TKA procedures.