Stiffness after total knee arthroplasty.

  title={Stiffness after total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Richard S. Laskin and Burak P Beksaç},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  volume={19 4 Suppl 1},
Limitation of motion after knee arthroplasty can be the result of a multiplicity of factors. Among these are malpositioning of the components, especially in the sagittal plane; oversizing at the patellofemoral or tibiofemoral joint spaces; retaining posterior osteophytes; and persisting with a tight posterior cruciate ligament. Postoperatively, problems with physical therapy likewise can cause limitation of both extension and flexion. Specific patient factors also may affect the range of motion… CONTINUE READING