Circumpatellar electrocautery does not reduce anterior knee pain following TKR
Does circumpatellar electrocautery improve the outcome after total knee replacement?: A prospective, randomised, blinded controlled trialJ Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 Sep;94(9):1228-33
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200 patients undergoing total knee replacement (without patellar resurfacing) for degenerative joint disease were randomized to a procedure with or without circumpatellar electrocautery to determine its effect on anterior knee pain and function. Oxford knee and VAS pain scores were recorded over a 12 month period. The results indicated that there were no differences between the two groups at any t...
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