Infrapatellar fat pad excision vs. preservation in minimally invasive TKA
The effect of infrapatellar fat pad excision on complications after minimally invasive TKA: a randomized controlled trialClin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Feb;472(2):695-701. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3321-z.
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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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