ACE Report #12087
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Functional scores slightly higher for resurfaced patellae in patients with bilateral TKR

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Resurfacing versus not-resurfacing the patella in one-stage bilateral total knee arthroplasty: a prospective randomized clinical trial

Int Orthop. 2019;43(11):2519-2527. doi: 10.1007/s00264-019-04361-7

Contributing Authors: C Ha B Wang W Li K Sun D Wang Q Li

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In patients undergoing total knee replacement, it is unclear whether there is any benefit to resurfacing the patella routinely. Concerns about patella fracture, anterior knee pain, and risk of revision surgery have made it difficult to determine if one treatment is definitively superior. The authors of this randomized controlled trial randomized 66 patients undergoing bilateral total knee replacem...

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