Minimal incision surgery as a risk factor for early failure of total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Barrack2009MinimalIS,
  title={Minimal incision surgery as a risk factor for early failure of total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Robert L. Barrack and Charles L Barnes and R. Stephen J. Burnett and Derek R. Miller and John C F Clohisy and William J. Maloney},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={489-98}
}
A consecutive series of revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) performed at 3 centers by 5 surgeons for a 3-year period was reviewed. Revisions performed for infection and rerevisions were excluded. Review of clinical and radiographic data determined incision type, sex, age, time to revision, and primary diagnosis at time of revision. Two-hundred thirty-seven first-time revision TKAs were performed, of which 44 (18.6%) had been a minimal incision surgery (MIS) primary TKA and 193 (81.4%) had… CONTINUE READING

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