Flexion contracture after total knee arthroplasty in a patient with Parkinson's disease: successful treatment with botulinum toxin type A.

@article{Shah2005FlexionCA,
  title={Flexion contracture after total knee arthroplasty in a patient with Parkinson's disease: successful treatment with botulinum toxin type A.},
  author={Steven N Shah and Joseph Edward Hornyak and Andrew G. Urquhart},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={1078-80}
}
The few reports in the orthopedic literature that discuss outcomes after total knee arthroplasty in patients with Parkinson's disease cite mixed results. These patients are at increased risk for the development of flexion contracture, which has been shown to significantly worsen functional scores. The present report describes the development of a flexion contracture in a patient with Parkinson's disease after total knee arthroplasty. This contracture was successfully treated with manipulation… CONTINUE READING