Patient-matched positioning guides in total knee arthroplasty

Bert Boonen

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Patient-specific moulds are a relatively new method in total knee replacements. An MRI scan or CT scan is used to generate a virtual surgical plan, after which moulds can be fabricated to determine how the knee should be prepared for a prosthesis. This dissertation found a minor reduction in blood loss and surgery time when patient-specific moulds were used compared to more conventional knee prosthesis methods. The quality of alignment, clinical outcomes, hospital admission duration, and safety remained the same. The prosthesis size can be determined preoperatively with considerable accuracy. This technique is therefore safe to use, although its cost effectiveness was not examined.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • van Rhijn, Lodewijk, Supervisor
  • Kort, N.P., Co-Supervisor, External person
  • Emans, Pieter, Co-Supervisor
Award date17 Feb 2017
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs978 94 6159 638 3
Electronic ISBNs978 94 6159 638 3
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • patient-specific moulds
  • total knee prosthesis


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