The patello-femoral joint in total knee arthroplasty: is the design of the trochlea the critical factor?

@article{Kulkarni2001ThePJ,
  title={The patello-femoral joint in total knee arthroplasty: is the design of the trochlea the critical factor?},
  author={Santosh Kulkarni and M A Freeman and J. C. Poal-Manresa and J. I. Asencio and Juan Jes{\'u}s Rodr{\'i}guez},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2001},
  volume={9},
  pages={S8-S12}
}
We report the outcome after 10 years of a prospective study of two cohorts of patients undergoing total knee reconstruction treated with patellar replacement (centre A, n=124) or without (centre B, n=143). The same tibio-femoral components were used in all knees. The cohorts were demographically similar. The clinical outcome and the patello-femoral revision rates were the same in the two cohorts. Analgesia was required for anterior knee pain in one patient with replacement and in one without… CONTINUE READING
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