Medially Stabilized TKA May Yield Better Quality of Life vs Cruciate-retaining TKA
Use of a medially stabilised knee system during total knee arthroplasty may restore patient quality of life compared with a cruciate-retaining knee system, according to recently published results.
Researchers randomly assigned 103 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty to receive either the Vanguard Cruciate-Retaining Knee (Zimmer Biomet; n=50) or the MatOrtho medially stabilised SAIPH Knee System (Matortho; n=53). Researchers collected range of motion, KOOS, KOOS-12, KOOS-short form, KOOS-joint replacement, Oxford Knee Score, WOMAC index, University of California, Los Angeles activity scale and EuroQol-5D preoperatively and 1 year postoperatively, as well as the forgotten joint score and VAS-satisfaction at 1 year postoperatively.
“These findings suggest that the [medially stabilized] MS design is advantageous in facilitating high-end function and restoring quality of life,” the authors wrote. “It may allow patients to move closer to the ultimate goal in arthroplasty of allowing them to forget their joint has been replaced.”
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The full report is available on line from The Journal of Arthroplasty: French SR, et al. J Arthroplasty. 2020;doi:10.1016/j.arth.2019.09.021.
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