Journal article

Knee Arthroplasty Component Malrotation Does Not Affect Function or Quality of Life in the Short to Medium Term

Sina Babazadeh, Michelle M Dowsey, Michael G Vasimalla, James D Stoney, Peter FM Choong

J Arthroplasty | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE INC MEDICAL PUBLISHERS | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Component rotation in total knee arthroplasty is thought to affect patella tracking, flexion gap, and balancing and hence is hypothesized to affect function, pain, and longevity. Few studies have directly correlated post-operative component rotation to function and quality of life in the short to medium term post-operatively, with findings in the current literature conflicting. METHODS: A retrospective study of prospectively collected data was used to determine the effect of femoral, tibial, and combined component rotation in primary total knee arthroplasty with primary outcomes being function as measured by the Knee Society Score, pain and quality of life as measured by the Shor..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council Career (NHMRC) Development Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC, Australia (Centre of Research Excellence Grant)


Funding Acknowledgements

Dowsey is the recipient of a National Health & Medical Research Council Career (NHMRC) Development Fellowship (APP1122526). Dowsey and Choong are supported by funding from the NHMRC, Australia (Centre of Research Excellence Grant APP1116325). Choong is supported by a NHMRC Practitioner fellowship.