Flexion Contractures: Getting It Straight

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Abstract

The importance of correcting soft tissue imbalance at the time of total knee arthroplasty is well recognized. Fixed knee flexion contractures are common preoperatively and can make balancing more challenging for the surgeon. In addition, restoration of full passive knee extension is required at the time of total knee arthroplasty to achieve optimal function. The objective of this article is to give the reader a stepwise approach, based on the degree of flexion contracture, to effectively attain full extension in the operating room.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-39
Number of pages2
JournalSeminars in arthroplasty
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

Keywords

  • flexion contracture
  • total knee arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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