Intraoperative joint gaps affect postoperative range of motion in TKAs with posterior-stabilized prostheses.

@article{Watanabe2013IntraoperativeJG,
  title={Intraoperative joint gaps affect postoperative range of motion in TKAs with posterior-stabilized prostheses.},
  author={Toshifumi Watanabe and Takeshi Muneta and Ichiro Sekiya and Scott A. Banks},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2013},
  volume={471 4},
  pages={1326-33}
}
BACKGROUND Joint gaps and mediolateral (ML) soft tissue balance have long been known to affect clinical scores and patient function after TKA, but the relationship between gaps and soft tissue balance remain poorly defined. If specific relationships exist between soft tissue tension and patient function, then objective targets could be established to assist surgeons in achieving more consistent postoperative knee function. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES By performing instrumented gap measurements during… CONTINUE READING