What's New in Adult Reconstructive Knee Surgery
- Isolated Tibial Insert/Liner Change: It Can Work. Krackow, Kenneth A. // Orthopedics;Sep2005, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p992
Focuses on the issue on whether isolated revision or exchange of a damaged tibial insert can work on patients who had undergone total knee replacements. Causes of the high failure rates associated with isolated tibial insert; Benefits of considering isolated liner exchange to older patients who...
- The Uni Experience: History Tells it All. Callaghan, John J.; O'Rourke, Michael R.; Johnston, Richard C. // Orthopedics;Sep2005, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p988
Presents the results of a study on the number of unicompartmental knee replacement surgeries performed between July 1975 and January 1982. Average patient age at surgery; Percentage of knees that were revised for loosening; Long-term durability of the treatment based on the study.
- The Structural Allograft Composite in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. Dennis, Douglas A.; Little, Lance R. // Orthopedics;Sep2005, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p1005
Focuses on the benefits of using structural bone allografts in cases of revision total knee arthroplasty associated with massive bone loss. Approach that can be used to minimize the risk of human immunodeficiency virus transmission when using structural allografts; Types of allografts that are...
- A Step-Wise Approach to Revision TKA. Vince, Kelly G. // Orthopedics;Sep2005, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p999
Focuses on the important principles of revision knee arthroplasty. Importance of addressing the cause of the failure of the previous procedure; Benefits of performing a complete rather than a partial revision knee arthroplasty; Techniques that can be used to revise the failed arthroplasty.
- Tensioners: Dangerous Toys in the Operating Room. Whiteside, Leo A. // Orthopedics;Sep2003, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p963
The article warns against the dangers of tensioners in total knee arthroplasty. It states the need for alignment in flexion and tension of the knee and the use of tools for this. It uses the valgus knee as an example in explaining the required procedure in alignment. It states that proper knee...
- Reinfection after two-stage revision for periprosthetic infection of total knee arthroplasty. Kubista, Bernd; Hartzler, Robert; Wood, Christina; Osmon, Douglas; Hanssen, Arlen; Lewallen, David // International Orthopaedics;Jan2012, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p65
Purpose: Limited data exist regarding the long-term results or risk factors for failure after two-stage reimplantation for periprosthetic knee infection. The purpose of this retrospective review was to investigate infection-free implant survival and identify variables associated with reinfection...
- Unicompartmental versus computer-assisted total knee replacement for medial compartment knee arthritis: a matched paired study. Manzotti, A.; Confalonieri, N.; Pullen, C. // International Orthopaedics;Jun2007, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p315
Patients older than 60 with unicompartmental knee arthritis can be treated with total or unicompartmental knee replacement. The aim of this study was to compare the results of matched paired groups of patients with isolated medial compartment knee arthritis replaced with either UKR (group A) or...
- Urban Legends of Total Knee Arthroplasty. Ritter, Merrill A. // Orthopedics;Sep2005, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p995
Presents the findings of a review of anatomic graduated condylar total knee anthroplasty (TKA) conducted from 1990 to 2005. Suspected causes for pain following TKA; Femoral components for all patients; Factor that would lead to pain postoperative TKA.
- Articular Constraint: Use Only What You Need. Laskin, Richard S. // Orthopedics;Sep2003, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p975
The article discusses residual fixed deformities characterized by instability after a failed total knee replacement surgery. It presents the surgical technique in correcting such instability at revision. It gives a review of 61 revision cases where flexion and extension space were equal in 29...