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Range of Motion Following Total Knee Arthroplasty in Ankylosed Joints

Mullen, John, O.

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: October 1983 - Volume 179 - Issue - p 200–203
Section II: GENERAL ORTHOPAEDICS: PDF Only
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Following a vigorous range of motion protocol, 13 ankylosed knees (preoperative motion, 16° ± 8° to 48° ± 23°) achieved a significant increase in postoperative range of motion (0° ± 2° to 103° ± 20°), which was indistinguishable from that achieved by a comparable group of flexible knees (preoperative flexion, 90° or more). The motion gained has been sustained during the two- to five-year follow-up period of the study.

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