Calipered kinematically aligned GMK Sphere TKA
Kinematic alignment technique aims to restore normal knee function by resurfacing the femoral and tibial articular surfaces to a normal or pre-arthritic state. This approach is aimed at achieving optimal patient satisfaction and function, while minimizing damage to the surrounding tissues and ligaments. Studies and patient outcomes are starting to create awareness that kinematic alignment may offer benefits for appropriate knee arthroplasty patients. In this video, Dr. S. Howell, a pioneer in kinematically aligned total knee replacement at Adventist Health Lodi Memorial (Lodi, California), demonstrates the technique using the Medacta Individualized Kinematic Alignment (MIKA) instrument set and GMK Sphere medially stabilized knee system. GMK Sphere has been proven to reproduce natural and patient specific kinematics, and facilitates taking full advantage of the kinematic approach due to the features intrinsic to its design.