Computerized Navigation: A Useful Tool in Total Knee Replacement : JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques

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A Useful Tool in Total Knee Replacement

Gothesen, Oystein MD, PhD1,2,a; Skaden, Oystein MD1; Dyrhovden, Gro S. MD2,3; Petursson, Gunnar MD, PhD4,5; Furnes, Ove N. MD, PhD2,3

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JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques 10(2):p e0022, April-June 2020. | DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.ST.19.00022
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Published outcomes of this procedure can be found at: J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Aug 1;100(15):1265-74, and Acta Orthop. 2017 Apr;88(2):166-72.


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