TKA: Patella resurfacing provides no long term advantages over non-resurfacing
Patellar resurfacing compared with nonresurfacing in total knee arthroplasty. A concise follow-up of a randomized trialJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Nov;91(11):2562-7.
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Eighty-six patients (118 knees) scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive TKA with or without patellar resurfacing. Fifty-seven patients (78 knees) were followed for 10 years. There were no significant differences in pain (global or anterior), Knee Society scores, patient satisfaction, or overall revision rates.
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