Extensor mechanism repair: A synthetic mesh approach

Keith A. Fehring, Arlen D. Hanssen, Matthew P. Abdel

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Complications involving the extensor mechanism have a devastating effect on overall function following a primary or revision total knee arthroplasty. There are intraoperative, postoperative, and patient-related risk factors that can increase the occurrence of this complication. The results of previously described techniques utilizing direct repair, allograft reconstruction, and/or autograft reconstruction have been discouraging. The purpose of this article is to describe a technique utilizing a synthetic mesh for reconstruction of extensor mechanism disruptions after total knee arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-103
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Arthroplasty
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015


  • Extensor mechanism disruption
  • Marlex mesh
  • Synthetic mesh
  • Total knee arthroplasty (TKA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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