AFOR Experts' Knee Symposium
The Mechanical Axis: Myth or Reality?
Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most challenging topics in Orthopaedic Surgery. With high success rates it suggests restoration of patient activity, life quality and dramatic improvement for an aging population.
However, similarly treated patients show differences in TKA performance and overall patient satisfaction still does not meet similar levels to hip arthroplasty.
Why is that? Do we understand anatomy and kinematics of the knee correctly? Could there be a high difference between individuals? To continuously improve we may have to reconsider current laws and rules established in knee surgery. There is already some evidence suggesting the importance of individual axes compared to the classic mechanical axis.
AFOR has decided to dedicate most of their resources during the next decade to one comprehensive topic: understanding and reviewing the classic laws of knee alignment: The AFOR Kinematic Decade 2013 – 2023: »Explore and supply evidence for or against classic laws of trunk and lower extremity anatomy, kinematics, joint physiology and treatment consequences«
To kick off the Kinematic Decade, AFOR invites all professionals in the broad field of knee surgery to Lucerne from May 29 – May 30 2013. Based on the highly successful Lucerne Knee Courses 2010 – 2012 we will discuss new and old thinking in this classic Orthopaedic field with a highly recognised international faculty. We will listen to lessons learned from the past and watch the projects designed for the future.
Lucerne in late spring is a wonderful place for a short get away and reflection of our current understanding of Total Knee Arthroplasty. We hope to see you in Lucerne!
Prof. Dr. H. Windhagen
Association for Orthopaedic Research
|Management||Prof. Dr. med. Henning Windhagen, Hannover
Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Windhager, Vienna
Prof. Dr. med. Gunther O. Hofmann, Halle, Jena
Prof. Dr. med. Dieter Kohn, Homburg
AMTS – Academy for Medical Training and Simulation
Participation fee: 360,00 EUR
Wednesday, 29. 05. 2013
12.30 – 02.00 pm
Fundamentals of Mechanical Axis Theory
02.00 – 02.20 pm
History of mechanical axis philosophy
02.20 – 02.40 pm
TKA Alignment MR:
reliability of landmarks
02.40 – 03.00 pm
TKA Alignment philosophy:
03.00 – 03.20 pm
Bicondylar knee design rationale:
J + Single radius
03.20 – 03.40 pm
orientation and alignment principles
03.40 – 04.20 pm
Alternatives to Mechanical Axis Alignment
04.20 – 04.40 pm
Key factors of TKA patient satisfaction
04.40 – 05.00 pm
Physiological vs. Pathological
05.00 – 05.20 pm
The 3° Dogma in Knee Alignment
05.20 – 05.40 pm
TKA-Alignment and implant survival
05.40 – 06.00 pm
Is neutral alignment an outcome predictor?
06.00 – 06.30 pm
Thursday, 30. 05. 2013
Evidence Supporting Individual Axis TKA
08.00 – 08.20 am
Kinematic Alignment Principles
08.20 – 08.40 am
Technology for transcylindrical axis finding
08.40 – 09.00 am
Patient selection for Individual Axis TKA
09.00 – 09.20 pm
Results of Kinematic Alignment
09.20 – 09.40 pm
Does the axis debate affect knee design?
09.40 – 10.20 am
Workshops and seminars
12.00 – 01.00 pm
Cross fire & Podium
Future directions in knee axis considerations and TKA design
Light Lunch and Farewell