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Stiffness after total knee arthroplasty: does component alignment differ in knees requiring manipulation?: a retrospective cohort study of 281 patients.
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PMID:  23217526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This study aims to evaluate component alignment in a large cohort of total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) and ascertain whether alignment in TKAs undergoing postoperative manipulation under anesthetic is significantly different from those achieving good function. A retrospective review of 281 consecutive primary TKAs was performed. All TKAs underwent computed tomographic scanning (Perth computed tomography knee protocol). Of 281 TKAs, 21 (7.4%) underwent manipulation, performed at a mean of 8.1 weeks (range, 3-14 weeks) after surgery. No statistically significant difference was seen between groups for any of 12 parameters of alignment. Postoperative stiffness with the need for manipulation under anesthetic is multifactorial in origin. This study found insufficient evidence to support the theory that component alignment contributes significantly to the etiology of this difficult problem.
Paul Harvie; James Larkin; Matt Scaddan; Lee M Longstaff; Karen Sloan; Richard J Beaver
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of arthroplasty     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1532-8406     ISO Abbreviation:  J Arthroplasty     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703515     Medline TA:  J Arthroplasty     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Crown Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Elective Orthopaedics, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.
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