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Total knee replacement is an excellent procedure for patients who have advanced arthritis in all three parts of the knee. Traditionally, this procedure has been performed with the goal of aligning the implants perpendicular to the hip, knee, and ankle axis. More recently, a new method for aligning the knee replacement has been developed. This is called the kinematic alignment technique and we believe that it holds great promise for achieving a fully stable knee replacement and a more natural feeling knee than the mechanical alignment technique.

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