Why Knees Fail: A Tutorial

Cuckler, John M.
September 2006
Orthopedics;Sep2006, Vol. 29 Issue 9, p842
Academic Journal
The article examines the mechanisms of failure in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The early sources of TKA failures are discussed including reflex sympathetic dystrophy, arthrofibrosis and failure to identify the true source of preoperative pain. Steps in the evaluation of the failed TKA are addressed such as conducting limb alignment at heel strike.


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