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BACKGROUND The weightbearing axis of the limb goes from the pelvis to the ground and includes the hindfoot. However, the influence of hindfoot alignment on mechanical axis and overall limb alignment after TKA is unclear. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We therefore addressed the following questions: (1) Does hindfoot alignment change after TKA for knee osteoarthritis?(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this cadaveric study was to study the effect of plane of osteotomy on incidence of lateral cortex fracture and to define a "safe zone" through which medial open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) could be performed with minimal risk of lateral cortex fracture. METHODS Medial open HTO was performed in nine fresh frozen human cadavers(More)
We prospectively studied variations in valgus correction angle (VCA) and the influence of preoperative limb deformity on VCA in 503 consecutive total knee arthroplasties done in 393 patients. The percentage of limbs that had VCA values less than 5° was 10.9%, and that with VCA values greater than 7° was 44.9%. The percentage of limbs with VCA greater than(More)
Forty extra-articular deformities (22 femoral and 18 tibial) in 34 patients (mean age, 63.1 years) were studied. Mean coronal extra-articular deformity was 9.3 degrees ; mean preoperative limb alignment was 166.7 degrees . Three limbs underwent simultaneous corrective osteotomy; the rest were treated with intra-articular correction during computer-assisted(More)
One hundred twenty-two consecutive minimally invasive Oxford phase 3 medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasties in 109 patients were evaluated for postoperative limb alignment and the influence of factors such as preoperative limb alignment, age, body mass index, sex, insert thickness, and surgeon's experience. The mean mechanical preoperative(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this prospective, randomized, computed tomography-based study was to investigate whether the press-fit technique reduces tunnel volume enlargement (TVE) and improves the clinical outcome after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction at a minimum follow-up of 1 year compared with conventional technique. METHODS Sixty-nine patients(More)
BACKGROUND Reduction osteotomy (removing the posteromedial tibial bony flare) is one step to aid in achieving deformity correction in varus arthritic knees during TKA. However, the amount of deformity correction achieved with reduction osteotomy during TKA is unclear. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We therefore addressed the following questions: (1) What is the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this retrospective study was (1) to evaluate the radiographic features to differentiate arthroscopically confirmed complete and incomplete discoid lateral meniscus (DLM) (2) to determine the cutoff values for any parameter that was found to differentiate complete from incomplete DLM. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed(More)
Ethnic factors affect bone mass acquisition during childhood. The aim of our study was to establish normative data for bone mineral content (BMC) and bone mineral density (BMD) in healthy Korean children and adolescents, using 446 lumbar spine scans (224 males and 222 females) and 364 proximal femur scans (181 males and 183 females) of healthy children(More)
Although there is general consensus about the efficacy of total hip replacement (THR) in young patients, the most appropriate bearings in young patients remain highly debated. The three most popular bearings in use include metal-on-polyethylene (MOP), metal-on-metal (MOM) and ceramic-on-ceramic (COC). We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of(More)