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ACE Report #6129
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Infrapatellar fat pad excision vs. preservation in minimally invasive TKA

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

The effect of infrapatellar fat pad excision on complications after minimally invasive TKA: a randomized controlled trial

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Feb;472(2):695-701. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3321-z.

Contributing Authors: P Pinsornsak K Naratrikun S Chumchuen

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90 patients scheduled to undergo minimally invasive total knee arthroscopy were randomized to infrapatellar fat pad excision or preservation during operation. The purpose of this study was to determine whether removal of the fat pad would affect patella baja, anterior knee pain and functional outcome. Results up to 1 year postoperative indicated no difference in patellar tendon shortening and func...

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