Goldstein, Wayne M.; Raab, David J.; Gleason, Thomas F.; Branson, Jill Jasperson; Berland, Kimberly
December 2006
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Dec2006 Supplement 4, Vol. 88-A, p182
Academic Journal
The article offers information on research done to find why posterior cruciate-retaining and substituting total knee replacements have similar ranges of motion. Fluoroscopic studies have shown paradoxical anterior slide in flexion. The posterior condylar cleanout is a vital step when a fixed-bearing posterior cruciate-retaining total knee replacement is implanted. Posterior condylar cleanout increases the space for flexion at the site of a cruciate-retaining total knee replacement.


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