Design may be counterproductive for optimizing flexion after TKR.

  title={Design may be counterproductive for optimizing flexion after TKR.},
  author={Chitranjan S. Ranawat},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Pain-free flexion of as much as 155 degrees with stability is the ultimate goal of total knee replacement (TKR). Achieving this amount of flexion depends on implant design, surgical technique, preoperative range of motion (ROM), and patient cooperation. Current design trends are focusing on shortening the radii of curvature; such shortening, in turn, thickens the posterior femoral condyle, and increases the height of the posterior-stabilized box, both of which require removal of more bone. The… CONTINUE READING

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