Symposium: Current Issues in Knee Reconstruction 10 articles
Rotating-hinge total knee prostheses may be used for the treatment of global instability about the knee. The designs of previous generations were associated with suboptimal outcomes.
Results after Late Polymicrobial, Gram-negative, and Methicillin-resistant Infections in Knee Arthroplasty
Previous studies of knee arthroplasty infections caused by high-virulence organisms suggest poor outcomes. Polymicrobial and Gram-negative infections are less studied.
There is limited information regarding revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with respect to etiology, outcome, and long-term survival comparing different implant types.
Postoperative pain control is a challenge in patients undergoing TKA due to side effects and technical limitations of current analgesic approaches. Local anesthetic infiltration through continuous infusion pumps has been shown to reduce postoperative pain in previous studies.
Better muscular recovery of the extensor mechanism after TKA is claimed by femoral designs based on a sagittal single radius.
The thrust of meniscal surgery has now moved toward meniscal preservation. Repair is particularly indicated on the lateral side where the sequelae of resection are severe even in an older patient population.
Computer Assistance Increases Precision of Component Placement in Total Knee Arthroplasty with Articular Deformity
The accuracy of computer navigation applied to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in knees with severe deformity has not been studied.
Minimally Invasive Subvastus Approach: Improving the Results of Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized Trial
Minimally invasive knee arthroplasty seeks to diminish the problems of traditional extensile exposures aiming for more rapid rehabilitation of patients after surgery.