Functional outcome of non-resurfacing patelloplasty in primary total knee arthroplasty- A one year follow up study of 62 knee replacements

Vol 32| Issue 2 | July – Dec 2019 | page: 02-05 | Rajanish. R, M. Harisankar, Jim Thomas Malayil, Muhammad P K


Authors: Rajanish. R [1], M. Harisankar [1], Jim Thomas Malayil [1], Muhammad P K [1].

[1] Department of Orthopedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala..

Address of Correspondence

Dr. M. Harisankar,
Department of Orthopedics, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala
E-mail: drharisankarm@gmail.com


Abstract

The management of the patella during total knee arthroplasty is still controversial. This study aims at assessing the functional outcome of total knee replacements with a non-resurfacing patelloplasty technique. We had a total of 53 patients and 62 total knee replacements. The patients were assessed preoperatively with Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) score and were treated with total knee replacements with a non-resurfacing patelloplasty technique. The patients were followed up for 1 year and WOMAC score was calculated to assess the functional outcome. The results showed a very promising improvement in the functional status of the patient. The authors recommend the use of non-resurfacingpatelloplasty, as the procedure gives comparable results with resurfacing patelloplasty while avoiding its complications.
Keywords: Anterior knee pain, Patelloplasty, Patellar resurfacing, Total knee arthroplasty.


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How to Cite this Article: Rajanish R, Harisankar M, Malayil J T, Muhammad P K | Functional outcome of non-resurfacing patelloplasty in primary total knee arthroplasty- A one year follow up study of 62 knee replacements | Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics | July – Dec 2019; 32(2): 02-05 .

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