Surgical approaches in total knee arthroplasty

Sanna, Marco and Sanna, Cristina and Caputo, Francesco and Piu, Giuseppe and Salvi, Massimiliano (2013) Surgical approaches in total knee arthroplasty. Joints, 1 (2). pp. 34-44. ISSN 2282-4234

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Total knee replacement surgery begins with correct planning of both the incision and the exposure of the joint. Indeed, these are factors that are just as crucial to an optimal outcome as choosing the right implant, positioning the components, and balancing the ligaments. While it is true that the standard incision and arthrotomy (with which we are most familiar) will, in most primary implant cases, provide adequate joint exposure, it is also true that cases characterized by certain conditions, such as previous cutaneous incisions, a stiff knee or patella baja, present specific skin and exposure problems that need to be recognized, planned for and overcome.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exposure, knee, osteoarthritis, skin incision, arthroplasty
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.4 Chirurgia secondo il Sistema e Regioni
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 11:26
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 11:26

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