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Theofilos Karachalios and George A. Komnos

Introduction It is widely accepted that total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a well-established reconstructive procedure for end-stage knee joint disorders and satisfactory survival rates have been reported at 15 years follow up. 1 – 4

Simon Donell

Introduction Historically, problems with the patella have accounted for half of the poor outcomes from total knee arthroplasty (TKA). 1 This was in the early days when there was no trochlear extension to the femoral component and before

Vikki Wylde, Andrew Beswick, Julie Bruce, Ashley Blom, Nicholas Howells, and Rachael Gooberman-Hill

Classification of Diseases. 10 After total knee arthroplasty (TKA), pain severity plateaus at between three and six months after surgery, 11 , 12 and therefore chronic pain after TKA is best defined as pain that is present and bothersome at least three

Francesco Benazzo, Loris Perticarini, Eugenio Jannelli, Alessandro Ivone, Matteo Ghiara, and Stefano Marco Paolo Rossi

. There are currently three possible approaches to the patella during primary total knee arthroplasty: always resurface, never resurface, and selectively resurface. This last option is mainly dictated by pre and intraoperative findings such as preoperative

Jean-Pierre St Mart and En Lin Goh

Introduction Background Conventional total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a well-accepted, safe and cost-effective procedure for treating symptomatic end-stage knee osteoarthritis. 1 , 2 However, patient satisfaction remains an issue

Jan Victor

Introduction Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is, in essence, a resurfacing procedure, and should thus respect ligament tension in order to function properly. Failure mechanisms and indications for revision of TKA have shifted over time. In the

Hee-Nee Pang, Hamid Rahmatullah Bin Abd Razak, Stephen Petis, Douglas D. R. Naudie, and Steven J. MacDonald

Introduction Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a very successful operation that can deliver great patient satisfaction 1 , 2 with good implant survivorship. 3 Notwithstanding this, the number of revision TKAs is on the rise for a

Babar Kayani, Sujith Konan, Atif Ayuob, Elliot Onochie, Talal Al-Jabri, and Fares S. Haddad

Introduction Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an established and highly effective treatment for patients with symptomatic end-stage knee osteoarthritis. 1 , 2 The procedure is performed in over 90,000 patients per year in the United

E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán

Introduction Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains the most reliable and efficacious treatment for patients with osteoarthritis resistant to conservative therapies. The stiff knee is a postoperative complication occurring in 4–16% of patients

E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán

Introduction Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has proven to be a successful, safe and cost-effective treatment in the management of advanced osteoarthritis. The incidence of TKA has increased steadily in the last decade and is expected to