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TKA outcomes

Erhan Şükür, Yusuf Öztürkmen, Yunus Emre Akman, Ahmet Senel, İbrahim Azboy
INTRODUCTION: There is no consensus on the position of the knee joint while performing wound closure after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Further, there are no studies focusing on the association between early functional outcomes and different wound closure strategies. Therefore, we investigated the effects of tourniquet and knee position during wound closure on early recovery of range of motion (ROM) after primary TKA. To our knowledge, this is the first study to evaluate the influence of both tourniquet and knee position during wound closure in primary TKA...
October 20, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Christian Scheele, Matthias F Pietschmann, Christian Schröder, Thomas Grupp, Melanie Holderied, Volmar Jansson, Peter E Müller
BACKGROUND: Unicompartmental total knee arthroplasty (UKA) is a well-established treatment option for unicondylar osteoarthritis, and generally leads to better functional results than tricompartimental total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, revision rates of UKAs are reported as being higher; a major reason for this is aseptic loosening of the tibial component due to implant-cement-bone interface fatigue. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of trabecular bone preparation, prior to implantation of tibial UKAs, on morphological and biomechanical outcomes in a cadaver study...
October 16, 2016: Knee
Morad Chughtai, Anil Bhave, Sabahat Z Khan, Anton Khlopas, Osman Ali, Steven F Harwin, Michael A Mont
The use of a pneumatic unloader brace has been shown in pilot studies to decrease pain and increase muscle strength in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Therefore, we analyzed patients who had knee OA, and either received a pneumatic unloader brace and conventional treatment or conventional treatment alone. Specifically, we assessed: (1) use of pain relieving injections; (2) opioid consumption; and (3) the eventual need for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in the above-mentioned cohort. We performed an analysis of a longitudinally maintained database of patients from a prospective, randomized, single center study...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
Anton Khlopas, Michael A Mont, Morad Chughtai, Robert Molloy, Prem N Ramkumar, Steven F Harwin
Revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can be challenging in the setting of bone loss. Previously, severe bone loss was managed with impaction grafting and structural allografts; however, these had limited success. Recently, metaphyseal cones have been developed as useful adjuncts with good early outcomes. Presently, there are no published guidelines on how to preoperatively predict the need for metaphyseal cone implantation radiographically. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate how well preoperative radiographs were able to predict the use of cones in a small series of patients undergoing revision TKA...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
Stephen Choi, Turlough O'Hare, Jeffrey Gollish, James E Paul, Hans Kreder, Kevin E Thorpe, Joel D Katz, Muhammad Mamdani, Peter Moisiuk, Colin J McCartney
BACKGROUND: This randomized trial compared (1) continuous femoral nerve block (cFNB), (2) single femoral nerve block (sFNB), and (3) local infiltration analgesia (LIA) with respect to analgesic and functional outcomes after primary tricompartmental knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: One hundred twenty patients undergoing primary tricompartmental knee arthroplasty were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 interventions for postoperative analgesia: (1) cFNB-preoperative bolus of ropivacaine 0...
October 3, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Emanuele Maiorano, Bruno Dino Bodini, Francesca Cavaiani, Catia Pelosi, Valerio Sansone
BACKGROUND: To identify variables influencing length of stay (LOS) and short-term functional outcome in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). A secondary aim was to verify the effect of the same variables on blood management and the rate of postoperative infection. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed 353 patients, 258 females and 85 males, who underwent primary TKA in a single specialist orthopaedic centre. Anamnestic and anthropometric data and the Modified Barthel Index Score (MBI) at admission were recorded, and entered as covariates in four longitudinal regression models, separately carried out for female and male groups...
October 11, 2016: Knee
Kimona Issa, Todd P Pierce, Steven F Harwin, Anthony J Scillia, Anthony Festa, Michael A Mont
BACKGROUND: HIV is prevalent worldwide and numerous patients with this diagnosis ultimately may become candidates for TKA. Although some studies have suggested that complications are more common in patients with HIV who undergo TKA, these studies largely were done before the contemporary era of HIV management; moreover, it is unclear whether patients with HIV achieve lower patient-reported outcome scores or inferior implant survivorship. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We asked whether there were any differences in the outcomes of patients with HIV without hemophilia who undergo TKA compared with a matched control cohort in terms of: (1) patient-reported outcomes; (2) implant survivorship; and (3) complication rates...
October 14, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Richard D Scott
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has evolved into a very successful procedure to relieve pain and improve function in the patient with advanced arthritis. Both short- and long-term outcomes are dependent on optimal surgical technique. In this article, I share a few of the many lessons learned over more than 40 years of experience performing TKA regarding exposure, alignment, bone preparation, correction of deformity, and prosthetic implantation.
September 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
Ross Alexander Chesham, Sivaramkumar Shanmugam
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability in older adults (≥60) in the UK. If nonsurgical management fails and if OA severity becomes too great, knee arthroplasty is a preferred treatment choice. Preoperative physiotherapy is often offered as part of rehabilitation to improve postoperative patient-based outcomes. OBJECTIVES: Systematically review whether preoperative physiotherapy improves postoperative, patient-based outcomes in older adults who have undergone total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and compare study interventions to best-practice guidelines...
October 13, 2016: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Sharifah Adla Alattas, Toby Smith, Maria Bhatti, Daniel Wilson-Nunn, Simon Donell
PURPOSE: Around 10-30 % of patients are dissatisfied with the results of their total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This review aimed to identify and evaluate the predictors of outcome measured by the three domains of health-related quality of life (pain, stiffness and function). The focus was on pre-operative psychological factors as related to other patient-related variables. METHODS: A systematic search was performed using the following databases: MEDLINE, PubMed, AMED, CINAHL, PsychINFO, SciFinder, Scopus, EMBASE, Cochrane, Lilacs, Web of Science and ScienceDirect...
October 12, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Bryan Sakamoto, Shelly Keiser, Russell Meldrum, Gene Harker, Andrew Freese
Importance: Liposomal bupivacaine is a novel extended-duration anesthetic that has recently been used for local infiltration in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Athough liposomal bupivacaine is widely used, it is unknown if the benefits justify the cost in the veteran population at our institution. Objective: To evaluate a change in practice: the effect of local infiltration of liposomal bupivacaine on perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing primary TKA. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective cohort study was conducted among patients who underwent primary TKA at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center before (March 3, 2013-March 2, 2014) and after (March 3, 2014-March 2, 2015) the implementation of liposomal bupivacaine for local infiltration in TKA...
October 12, 2016: JAMA Surgery
Jacob Matz, James L Howard, David J Morden, Steven J MacDonald, Matthew G Teeter, Brent A Lanting
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral joint biomechanics contribute to anterior knee pain, instability, and dysfunction following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Information about specific factors leading to anterior knee pain and dysfunction is currently limited. Changes in patellofemoral joint offset (PFO) refers to a mismatch between the preoperative and postoperative anteroposterior geometry of the patellofemoral joint. It remains unclear whether these changes lead to adverse outcomes in TKA...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
Maren E Hilton, Terence Gioe, Siamak Noorbaloochi, Jasvinder A Singh
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggested that pre-operative comorbidity was a risk factor for worse outcomes after TKA. To our knowledge, studies have not examined whether postoperative changes in comorbidity impact pain and function outcomes longitudinally. Our objective was to examine if increasing comorbidity postoperatively is associated with worsening physical function and pain after primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of veterans who had completed Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and Short Form-36 (SF36) surveys at regular intervals after primary TKA...
October 7, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Hagen Hommel, Matthew P Abdel, Carsten Perka
While patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) allows for transfer of the preoperative plan onto bony landmarks, the soft tissue balancing is not affected. The goals of this randomized clinical trial were to compare PSI and the measured resection technique (conventional) with PSI and the gap balancing technique. Fifty patients were randomized to TKA with conventional PSI (PSI-S) (n = 25) or to PSI with additional gap balancing (PSI-GB) (n = 25). All patients were clinically examined at 3 and 12 months postoperatively...
October 6, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Jean-Yves Jenny, Bruno Barbe, Alain Cazenave, Olivier Roche, Philippe Massin
BACKGROUND: One stage exchange of a chronically infected total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is recommended in selected cases only. However, there is little evidence regarding the usefulness of selection criteria. The goal of this retrospective study was to compare the results of two concomitant cohorts of patients with chronically infected TKA: one treated with a routine one-stage exchange (study group) and one treated with one-stage exchange in selected cases only (control group). The hypoyhesis tested was that the failure rate and repeat surgery rate were higher in the study group than in the control group...
October 3, 2016: Knee
Martijn G M Schotanus, Daphne A L Schoenmakers, Rob Sollie, Nanne P Kort
PURPOSE: Patients-specific instruments (PSI) for implantation of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can be used to predict the implant size for both the femur and the tibia component. This study aims to determine the impact of approval of the PSI planning for TKA on the frequency of, and reason for intraoperative changes of implant sizes. METHODS: The clinical records of 293 patients operated with MRI- (90.4 %) and CT-based (9.6 %) PSI were reviewed for actual used implant size...
October 5, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Chenyi Ye, Wei Zhang, Weigang Wu, Mingyuan Xu, Nwofor Samuel Nonso, Rongxin He
BACKGROUND: To enhance surgical exposure, resection of the infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP) is usually a routine procedure in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, there is conflicting evidence regarding whether IPFP resection during TKA impairs clinical outcome. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to clarify the influence of IPFP resection on primary TKA. METHODS: Embase, PubMed, and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched up to August 2016 to identify relevant studies...
2016: PloS One
Karim Masmoudi, Yamen Grissa, Sofien Benzarti, Hassen Cheikhrouhou, Zied Mensi
INTRODUCTION: Periprosthetic patellar fracture after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a rare complication. Their management can be very challenging with unpredictable results. Literature analysis showed few articles about this complication, but no publication has described the management of open patella fracture around total knee arthroplasty. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a unique case of an open patellar fracture above a total knee arthroplasty, sustained by a 56-year-old female patient...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Michael E Steinhaus, Alexander S McLawhorn, Shawn S Richardson, Patrick Maher, David J Mayman
BACKGROUND: Proper alignment of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is essential for TKA function and may reduce the risk of aseptic failure. Technologies that prevent malalignment may reduce the risk of revision surgery. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: The purpose of this study was to compare two competing TKA systems that purport improved alignment: patient-specific instrumentation (PSI), and a handheld portable navigation device (NAV). METHODS: After IRB approval, 49 consecutive PSI TKAs (40 patients) were matched based on preoperative characteristics to 49 NAV TKAs (40 patients) performed by a single surgeon...
October 2016: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
Gregory C Wernecke, Ian A Harrris, Bradley G Seeto, Darren B Chen, Samuel J MacDessi
BACKGROUND: Rotational alignment of prosthetic components in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is important to successful outcomes. Component malrotation is a known cause of revision and understanding normal rotational alignment may help recreate normal joint kinematics. To date, no large MRI study assessing femorotibial rotational alignment in nonarthritic knees has been undertaken. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Is Insall's tibial axis a reliable rotational landmark against common femoral rotational axes in the nonarthritic patient population? METHODS: We reviewed 544 knee MRI scans performed for suspected soft tissue pathology and identified Insall's tibial rotational axis as well as the femoral clinical trans-epicondylar axis (TEAc), femoral surgical trans-epicondylar axis (TEAs), posterior condylar articular axis (PCA), and a modified Eckhoff's cylindrical axis...
October 2016: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
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