Volume : VII, Issue : XI, November - 2018

A Study of Short Term Functional & Radiological Outcome in Patients Undergone Cruciate Retaining Total Knee Replacements

Dr. L. Ponnappan, Dr. S. Senthil, Dr. S. Rajini

Abstract :

 

Introduction:

    Osteoarthritis of knee is a chronic and painful disease without a known medical cure. Osteoarthritis causes pain and loss of movement in the knee that lead to difficulty in performing daily activities.  The surgical management of Osteoarthritis varies from soft tissue interposition arthroplasty to surface replacement arthroplasty.

Methodology:

Aim:  To access the Short Term Functional & Radiological Outcome in Patients Undergone PCL Retaining Total Knee Replacements. The retrospective study conducted from July 2013 to September 2014, analyzed 30 cases of TKR, with 28 cases of Osteoarthritis of knee and 2 cases of Rheumatoid arthritis of knee in the age group of 40 to 70 years.  All patients were taken X–rays of the replaced knee with prosthesis, antero posterior view and lateral view followed  at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year post–operatively. All patients were clinically and functionally evaluated with Knee society score.

Results: In our study of 30 patients who underwent Total Knee Arthroplasty using posterior cruciate retaining design, majority of the patients were from the age group of 66–70 years .The average post – op Knee Clinical Score in this study was 86.7. According to the Knee Society Functional Scoring system, of the 30 patients assessed,  23 patients (76.7%) had Excellent, 6 patients (20%) had Good, and 1 patient (3.3%) had Fair results.

Conclusion: Total Knee Arthroplasty improves the functional ability of the patient and the ability of the patient to get back to pre–disease state, which is to have a pain free mobile joint, as reflected by the improvement in the post–op Knee Clinical Score and Knee Functional Score.

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A Study of Short Term Functional & Radiological Outcome in Patients Undergone Cruciate Retaining Total Knee Replacements , Dr. L. Ponnappan, Dr.S.Senthil, Dr. S.Rajini , PARIPEX-INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-11 | November-2018


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