This collection is comprised of unique educational material on the topic of ligament balancing in total knee arthroplasty. The resources cover the anatomy and function of the knee ligaments, together with soft tissue operation in total knee arthroplasty.

Smith & Nephew supports surgeons with a range of courses held at locations around the world. Ligament balancing instructional courses are led by a highly experienced international faculty and a blend of discussion, presentations and hands-on workshops.

If you are interested in learning advanced ligament balancing techniques please contact us at education@smith-nephew.com and we shall be pleased to discuss your learning needs. (please provide contact information and your location)

  • Ligament balancing in TKR

    Dr Koen Defoort (NL), Prof Henrik Schroeder-Boersch (DE)

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    Filmed during Global Insights: The Future of Hip & Knee Surgery, November 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Ligament balancing in total knee arthroplasty: App demonstration

    Prof Henrik Schroeder-Boersch (DE).

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    Video recorded during the
    Ligament Balancing Instructional Course
    Mühlheim, Düsseldorf, Germany
    May 2015

    A demonstration of the Ligament Balancing tablet app and Ligament Restraint/Range of Motion illustrations. (Click links for download from this website)  

  • Pitfalls of ligament balancing

    Prof Henrik Schroeder-Boersch .

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    Video recorded during the
    Ligament Balancing Instructional Course
    Mühlheim, Düsseldorf, Germany
    May 2015

    Pitfalls of ligament balancing is the topic of the fifth section in the tablet app, Ligament balancing in total knee arthroplasty, which can be downloaded from this website.