Mini-subvastus versus a standard approach in total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized, controlled study.

@article{Pan2010MinisubvastusVA,
  title={Mini-subvastus versus a standard approach in total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized, controlled study.},
  author={W-M Pan and X Li and T-S Tang and Z-L Qian and Q Zhang and C L Zhang},
  journal={The Journal of international medical research},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={890-900}
}
This prospective randomized study compared the clinical and radiological results of primary total knee arthropasty (TKA) using a mini-subvastus approach (group I; n = 35) or a standard approach (group II; n = 33). A posterior-stabilized prosthesis was used in both groups by the same surgeon. Mean follow-up was 18 months (range 14 - 26 months). Patients in group I lost less blood and experienced less pain 1 day post-operatively. They achieved an active straight leg raise earlier and underwent… CONTINUE READING

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