Is there an ideal patellar thickness following total knee arthroplasty?

Todd P. Pierce, Julio J. Jauregui, Jeffrey J. Cherian, Randa K. Elmallah, Steven F. Harwin, Michael A. Mont

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Orthopedic surgeons resurface the patella during total knee arthroplasty to avoid complications such as pain, patello-femoral arthritis, and patellar maltracking and to reduce the risk for reoperation. However, many complications, such as decreased range of motion, increased fractures, and polyethylene wear, have been described with this procedure. One determinant when resurfacing a patella is the thickness of its cuts. This review aims to investigate the relationship between patellar thickness and outcome parameters such as range of motion, patient-reported outcomes, periprosthetic fractures, and reoperations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e187-e192
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016


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