Vol 26: Flexion Gap Measured in 45 Degrees and 90 Degrees of Hip Flexion Positions during Total Knee Arthroplasty: Measurement by Navigation System.Report as inadecuate



 Vol 26: Flexion Gap Measured in 45 Degrees and 90 Degrees of Hip Flexion Positions during Total Knee Arthroplasty: Measurement by Navigation System.


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This article is from Knee Surgery & Related Research, volume 26.AbstractPurpose: To evaluate the influence of thigh weight in different hip flexion positions on the knee flexion gap in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Materials and Methods: We evaluated 20 patients (25 knees) with osteoarthritis of the knee that underwent TKA using a navigation system from May 2010 to April 2011. After posterior cruciate ligament sacrificing, complete soft tissue balancing, and fixation of all components with cement, the flexion gaps were measured with the patello-femoral joint reduced. Medial and lateral flexion gaps were measured separately in both the 90°-90° and 45°-90° flexion positions of the hip-knee joints. Results: The medial and lateral flexion gaps in the 45°-90° flexion position of the hip-knee joints were 13.02±2.17 mm and 13.12±2.21 mm, respectively. The medial and lateral flexion gaps in the 90°-90° flexion position were 12.92±2.03 mm and 13.08±2.29 mm, respectively. The flexion gaps showed no significant (p>0.05) differences between the two different hip flexion positions. Conclusions: Flexion gaps in TKA were not influenced by hip flexion positions (45° or 90° of flexion). Therefore, soft tissue balancing and polyethylene thickness should not be affected by hip flexion positions during TKA.



Author: Lee, Jin Kyu; Chung, Kyu-Sung; Kim, Bo-Hyun; Choi, Choong Hyeok

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