Nerve palsy after knee arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Nerve palsy after knee arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Kaj Knutson and Ido Leden and Gunnar K Sturfelt and Irving B. Rosen and Lars Lidgren},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology},
  volume={12 3},
Forty-two consecutive knee arthroplasties on rheumatoid knees (19 Attenborough, 20 Total Condylar, 3 Marmor) were examined pre- and postoperatively for signs of below-the-knee nerve lesions. Sixteen of these knees were also studied neurophysiologically (EMG). Four patients (knees) had peroneal nerve palsy, three early and one late. Three further knees had only EMG signs of nerve lesion. Predisposing factor was correction of flexion contracture of more than 10 degrees and especially when… CONTINUE READING
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