Radiological and clinical effect of prosthesis design in varus knees?

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Isyar M., Guler O., Cakmak S., KARA A., Yalcin S., Mahirogullari M.

Journal of Orthopaedics, vol.12, no.4, pp.211-216, 2015 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jor.2015.05.011
  • Journal Name: Journal of Orthopaedics
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.211-216
  • Keywords: Posterior cruciate ligament retaining, Posterior cruciate ligament substituting, Total knee arthroplasty varus
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: The aim of the study is to investigate the efficacy of the prosthesis design used in total knee arthroplasty in patients with varus malalignment. Methods: After exclusion criteria we classified 90 patients underwent total knee arthroplasty according to prosthesis used into two groups: posterior cruciate ligament substituting and retaining. Mean follow up period was 25-98 months. We evaluated preoperative and postoperative radiological and as well as clinical parameters such as pain, knee function, flexion deformity. Results: We found statistically significant difference in both groups in terms of deformity correction (p = 0.000). Conclusion: Prosthesis design affects radiological outcomes in varus knees.