RESEARCH ARTICLE


Treating Stiffness After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Technical Note and Preliminary Results



Parag K Jaiswal*, 1, Jonathan R Perera 2, Wasim Khan 3, Sudhir G Rao 4
1 Bone Tumour Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, HA7 4LP, UK
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Barnet General Hospital, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 3DJ, UK
3 University College London Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LP, UK
4 Department of Orthopaedics, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6LT, UK


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Abstract

Total Knee Replacement is used to treat pain, stiffness and reduced range of movement. It has been estimated that a minimum of 90 degrees of range of motion in the knee is required for normal activities of daily living. In this article we demonstrate a technical note with a small patient series about the methods of treating knee stiffness after Total Knee Replacement.

Keywords: Knee stiffness, total knee arthroplasty, surgical technique.