ICJR REWIND: TKA Utilizing New Technology for the Bone Cuts – an ICJR Featured Surgery
At the ICJR South Hip & Knee Course, Tomas Nemickas, MD, demonstrated a recently introduced hybrid technology (ExactechGPS TKA Plus System; Exactech, Inc., Gainesville, Florida) that combines the benefits of traditional jigs and full computer navigation for the 2 most critical bone cuts in total knee arthroplasty.
His patient was an 80-year-old female with:
- Left knee varus osteoarthritis
- Near collapse of the medial compartment
- Patellofemoral arthritic changes
- Mild flexion contracture
- Femoral bowing
Dr. Nemickas was assisted by his partner from Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Chicago, Peter Thandi, MD.
Click the image above to watch the surgery, which was broadcast live to ICJR South attendees from an operating room at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest, Illinois.
This article was originally published in September 2018.
Disclosures: Dr. Nemickas has disclosed that he is a consultant for Exactech, Inc.