Prior to performing surgery, you can undertake a preoperative educational module reinforcing key surgical anatomy and providing a basic foundation for essential pre- and postoperative procedural knowledge.
You will prepare the knee to receive the femoral, tibial and patellar implants. Using a surgical drill and sagittal saw you will know what it feels like to make all the key resections of the femur, tibia and patella. By applying and setting cutting guides for each resection, you will pay keen attention to the cutting angles required to maintain the correct anatomical and mechanical axes of the leg. You will learn the key depths and sizes of cuts that are required and how these are matched to the implants for your patients’ anatomy, ultimately resulting in better patients’ outcomes.
Before each key surgical objective, knowledge of key anatomy and procedural awareness are assessed. You will learn how to prepare the tibia and patella to receive the implants using the tibial stem punch and patellar drill guide. You will be assessed on the key cuts with respect to the angles, depths and protecting the key lateral, medial and posterior structures of the knee from damage. Finally you will see how the implants are applied to complete the arthroplasty.