Varus-valgus balance and range of movement after total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Matsuda2005VarusvalgusBA,
  title={Varus-valgus balance and range of movement after total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Yoshikazu Matsuda and Yoshinori Ishii and Hideo Noguchi and Ryo Ishii},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2005},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={804-8}
}
We performed a randomised, prospective study of 80 mobile-bearing total knee arthroplasties (80 knees) in order to measure the effects of varus-valgus laxity and balance on the range of movement (ROM) one year after operation. Forty knees had a posterior-cruciate-ligament (PCL)-retaining prosthesis and the other 40 a PCL-sacrificing prosthesis. In the balanced group (69 knees) in which the difference between varus and valgus was less than 2 degrees, the mean ROM improved significantly from 107… CONTINUE READING

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