Quicker strength recovery, but no outcome improvements with Minimally invasive TKA
Minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty improves early knee strength but not functional performance: a randomized controlled trialJ Arthroplasty. 2012 Dec;27(10):1812-1819.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2012.02.016. Epub 2012 Mar 28
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44 patients were randomized to assess the effectiveness of minimally invasive surgical (MIS) TKA compared to a conventional technique over the early postoperative period. Patients awaiting a primary, unilateral knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis received either MIS TKA (n = 22) or conventional TKA (n = 22). At four weeks, the MIS group showed better hamstring and quadriceps strength; however, th...
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