Stiffness after total knee arthroplasty. Prevalence of the complication and outcomes of revision.

@article{Kim2004StiffnessAT,
  title={Stiffness after total knee arthroplasty. Prevalence of the complication and outcomes of revision.},
  author={Jane D. Kim and Charles Lenwood Nelson and Paul A. Lotke},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2004},
  volume={86-A 7},
  pages={1479-84}
}
BACKGROUND Stiffness is an uncommon but disabling problem after total knee arthroplasty. The prevalence of stiffness after knee replacement has not been well defined in the literature. In addition, the outcomes of revision surgery for a stiff knee following arthroplasty have not been evaluated in a large series of patients, to our knowledge. The purposes of this study were to define the prevalence of stiffness after primary total knee arthroplasty and to evaluate the efficacy of revision… CONTINUE READING