Good alignment after total knee arthroplasty leads to faster rehabilitation and better function.

@article{Longstaff2009GoodAA,
  title={Good alignment after total knee arthroplasty leads to faster rehabilitation and better function.},
  author={Lee M. Longstaff and Karen E Sloan and Nikki Stamp and Matt Scaddan and Richard J Beaver},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={570-8}
}
The aim of this study was to identify what aspects of implant alignment and rotation affect functional outcome after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). One hundred and fifty-nine total knee arthroplasties were performed at the authors' institution between May 2003 and July 2004. All patients underwent an objective and independent clinical and radiological assessment before and after surgery. A computed tomography scan was performed at 6 months. The alignment parameters that were measured included… CONTINUE READING