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World J Orthop. Mar 18, 2015; 6(2): 290-297
Published online Mar 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i2.290
Computerised tomography vs magnetic resonance imaging for modeling of patient-specific instrumentation in total knee arthroplasty
Paul Stirling, Rejith Valsalan Mannambeth, Agustin Soler, Vineet Batta, Rajeev Kumar Malhotra, Yegappan Kalairajah
Paul Stirling, Rejith Valsalan Mannambeth, Agustin Soler, Yegappan Kalairajah, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Luton LU4 0DZ, United Kingdom
Vineet Batta, Catterall Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London HA7 4LP, United Kingdom
Rajeev Kumar Malhotra, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi 110095, India
Author contributions: All authors contributed equally to the research and writing of this paper.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Paul Stirling, COMET, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Lewsey Road, Bedfordshire, England, Luton LU4 0DZ, United Kingdom.
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Received: February 27, 2014
Peer-review started: February 27, 2014
First decision: April 28, 2014
Revised: August 15, 2014
Accepted: September 4, 2014
Article in press: September 10, 2014
Published online: March 18, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: At present there is not enough published data to convincingly conclude in favour of computerised tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging for accuracy of pre-operative imaging in patient-specific instrumentation. We recommend CT as a more favourable option at present due to reduced scanning times, increased availability, and relatively cheaper cost.