Patients with no functional improvement after total knee arthroplasty show different kinematics

@article{Ltzner2012PatientsWN,
  title={Patients with no functional improvement after total knee arthroplasty show different kinematics},
  author={J{\"o}rg L{\"u}tzner and Stephan Kirschner and K. -F. G{\"u}nther and Melinda K. Harman},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={1841-1847}
}
As many as 20 % of all patients following total knee arthroplasty are not satisfied with the result. Rotational alignment is one factor thought to affect clinical outcome. The purpose of this study was to assess relationships between prosthesis rotational alignment, function score and knee kinematics after TKA. In 80 patients a cemented, unconstrained, cruciate-retaining TKA with a rotating platform was implanted. Rotational alignment was measured using CT-scans. Kinematics was assessed using… CONTINUE READING