Primary repair of intraoperative disruption of the medical collateral ligament during total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Leopold2001PrimaryRO,
  title={Primary repair of intraoperative disruption of the medical collateral ligament during total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Seth S Leopold and Christopher M Mcstay and K Klafeta and Joshua.J. Jacobs and R. A. Berger and Aaron Glen Rosenberg},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2001},
  volume={83-A 1},
  pages={86-91}
}
BACKGROUND Intraoperative disruption of the medial collateral ligament during total knee arthroplasty is an uncommon complication that is frequently treated by implanting a prosthesis with varus-valgus constraint. To our knowledge, no data have been published on primary repair or reattachment of the medial collateral ligament and implantation of a minimally constrained posterior-stabilized or cruciate-retaining prosthesis. This retrospective study evaluates the hypothesis that satisfactory… CONTINUE READING
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