Resurfacing of the patella in total knee arthroplasty. A prospective, randomized, double-blind study.

@article{Barrack1997ResurfacingOT,
  title={Resurfacing of the patella in total knee arthroplasty. A prospective, randomized, double-blind study.},
  author={Robert L. Barrack and Michael W. Wolfe and David A. Waldman and Miroslav D Milicic and Anne Bertot and Leann Myers},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1997},
  volume={79 8},
  pages={1121-31}
}
During a two-year period, eighty-nine patients who were scheduled to have a total knee arthroplasty for the treatment of degenerative osteoarthrosis were randomly assigned to one of two groups: resurfacing of the patella or retention of the patella. All patients received the same posterior cruciate-sparing prosthesis, and all operations were performed by, or under the direct supervision of, one of us. Three patients died in the early postoperative period. The remaining eighty-six patients (118… CONTINUE READING
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