Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010 May 5;468(5):1279-83. Epub 2009 Nov 5.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Zurich, Balgrist, Switzerland.
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Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2014 Dec 22;22(12):3034-8. Epub 2013 Dec 22.
2nd Orthopaedics and Traumatologic Clinic, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Via Pupilli 1, 40136, Bologna, Italy,
Purpose: The restoration of the normal joint line (JL) is important both in primary and revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, the assessment of the femoro-tibial JL is still controversial. A strong correlation between femoral width (FW) and distance from adductor tubercle (AT) to JL was found on radiographs, with a ratio of 0. Read More
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2016 Aug 1;24(8):2710-7. Epub 2016 Feb 1.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-744, Korea.
Purpose: Limited information is available regarding the effects of cementing extent on implant stability in patients who have undergone revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA). As such, the goals of this study were: (1) to determine the correlation between the extent of vertical cementing and implant loosening; (2) to determine whether the extent of cementing is a potential predictive factor for radiolucency; and (3) to evaluate the minimal amount of cement needed for a stable implant during revision TKA using a hybrid technique.
Methods: One hundred nine stemmed/revision TKAs with a mean follow-up period of 5 years were retrospectively analysed. Read More
Clin Orthop Relat Res 2006 May;446:93-8
Athens Orthopedic Clinic, Athens, GA 30606, USA.
Unlabelled: Restoration of proper joint line position in revision total knee arthroplasty is essential in promoting recovery of function. We retrospectively analyzed joint line restoration and clinical outcomes in 22 consecutive femur revision cases using modular offsets of variable length and direction between the intramedullary fixation rod and the femoral component. Flexion and extension gap balancing techniques and medial epicondylar referencing was used to achieve proper position of the joint line. Read More
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2014 Dec 19;22(12):3028-33. Epub 2014 Aug 19.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Weligerveld 1, 3212, Pellenberg, Belgium,
Purpose: In this study, the value of the adductor tubercle as landmark for joint line reconstruction in revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) was investigated.
Methods: On 100 calibrated full-leg standing radiographs obtained from healthy volunteers, distances from the medial epicondyle, the lateral epicondyle, the adductor tubercle, the fibular head and the centre of the knee to the joint line were determined.
Results: The average distance to the joint line from the medial epicondyle, the lateral epicondyle, the adductor tubercle and the fibular head was found to be 27. Read More