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ACE Report #4122
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

PCL-retaining and sacrificing prostheses don't affect varus-valgus laxity after TKA

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Changes in varus-valgus laxity after total knee arthroplasty over time

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012 Oct;20(10):1988-93. Epub 2011 Nov 25.

Contributing Authors: Mitsuhiro Takeda Yoshinori Ishii Hideo Noguchi Yoshikazu Matsuda Junko Sato

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60 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to receive a posterior cruciate ligament-retaining prosthesis or a posterior cruciate ligament-sacrificing prosthesis to examine differences in coronal laxity. The results of the study suggest that coronal laxity does not change over time and that the posterior cruciate ligament does not affect coronal stability during varus-valgus stress, as th...

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