Maine Orthopaedic Review Monthly Challenge

Test Your Knowledge of Treating Patients After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Bruce F. Gomberg, MD

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November 03, 2017

Soft-tissue balancing is one of the most important factors influencing knee arthroplasty outcomes. The solution for isolated extension laxity is moving the femoral component distally. This is accomplished by distal femoral augmentation. Any increase in the thickness of the tibial component will affect both extension and flexion, causing flexion tightness in this patient. A larger femoral component will increase the anteroposterior diameter of the implant, and cause flexion tightness as well.[5]

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