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EFORT: Modern TKA implants appear to improve patient outcome over traditional implants

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June 2014

EFORT: Modern TKA implants appear to improve patient outcome over traditional implants

Vol: 3| Issue: 6| Number:62| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Modern implants facilitate enhanced patient outcomes: results of a prospective double-blind randomised controlled trial

Contributing Authors:
D Hamilton R Burnett C Howie S Patton M Moran H Simpson P Gaston

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212 patients with knee osteoarthritis undergoing total knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive either a modern, 4th generation implant (Triathlon), or a 2nd generation traditional implant (Kinemax), to compare patient outcomes between these designs. Results indicated significantly better patient satisfaction scores, knee flexion, lower-limb muscle power, and pain scores over 3 years for the m...

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