Fluoroscopically assisted stress radiography for varus-valgus stability assessment in flexion after total knee arthroplasty.

Authors:
Oliver Kessler
Oliver Kessler
University of Zurich
Switzerland
Jose Romero
Jose Romero
Harvard Medical School
United States

J Arthroplasty 2003 Jun;18(4):513-5

Orthopedic Department University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland.

A radiographic technique to quantify varus and valgus joint laxity in flexion after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) was evaluated by means of inter-rater assessment in 12 patients. The test was shown to have good reliability. The simple method helps to detect instability in knee flexion that might be overlooked in a conventional clinical examination.

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