Extensor mechanism reconstruction with achilles tendon allograft in TKA: results of an abbreviate rehabilitation protocol.

@article{DazLedezma2014ExtensorMR,
  title={Extensor mechanism reconstruction with achilles tendon allograft in TKA: results of an abbreviate rehabilitation protocol.},
  author={Claudio D{\'i}az-Ledezma and Fabio Ramiro Orozco and Lawrence A. Delasotta and Paul M. Lichstein and Zachary Douglas Post and Alvin Chua Ong},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2014},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={
          1211-5
        }
}
Various treatment alternatives address extensor mechanism failure after total knee arthroplasty. We present the results of a protocol utilizing Achilles tendon allograft followed by an abbreviated immobilization program to treat extensor mechanism disruptions after TKA in 29 knees (27 patients). Failed reconstruction was defined as mechanical allograft failure requiring re-intervention, extension lag >30°, recurrent falls, regression to a lower ambulatory status, and revision due to infection… CONTINUE READING
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