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[Computer-assisted joint replacement surgery. Financial and clinical impact for a specialised orthopaedic hospital].

Authors
  • König, D P
  • Michael, J W-P
  • Eysel, P
  • Münnich, U
  • Lichtenstein, T
  • Schnurr, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zeitschrift für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
147
Issue
6
Pages
669–674
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1185916
PMID: 20183743
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

By using CAS the implant positioning is significantly improved. Total knee replacements have a lower blood loss. Due to the prolonged operation time, the leasing costs and the single use navigation tools of every navigated operation produced costs for our hospital of 442 euro. As there is so far no reimbursement of these costs, long-term survival studies are needed to reveal the superiority of the navigation method and to show an impact on the medical budget.

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