Comparison of the early results of minimally invasive vs standard approaches to total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized study.

@article{Karpman2009ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the early results of minimally invasive vs standard approaches to total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized study.},
  author={Robert R Karpman and Heather L Smith},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={681-8}
}
A prospective, randomized study was performed to compare early clinical and radiographic outcomes of total knee arthroplasty using either standard or minimally invasive surgical approaches. Fifty-nine patients were randomized into 3 groups: a standard median parapatellar incision (n = 19), a "mini mid-vastus" (n = 20), or a "quad sparing" group (n = 20). The procedures were performed by a single surgeon using similar perioperative protocols at 1 hospital. Postoperatively, the quad sparing group… CONTINUE READING

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