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Comparison of clinical and radiographic outcomes between minimally invasive lateral approach and mini-midvastus approach in total knee arthroplasty.

Department of Orthopaedics Surgery, Banphaeo Hospital (Prommitr Branch), Bangkok, Thailand.
Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet 10/2012; 95 Suppl 10:S53-7.
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ABSTRACT To compare clinical and radiographic outcome between minimally invasive lateral approach and mini-midvastus approach in total knee arthroplasty.
Patients with 28 knees were underwent total knee arthroplasty. They were divided into two groups. 14 knees were underwent total knee arthroplasty with lateral approach and the other 14 knees were operated with mini-midvastus approach. Clinical evaluation was done with visual analog scale from the second day to the fifth day after surgery. WOMAC score and range of motion was recorded at the third month. Including operative time and incision length was evaluated. Prosthetic component angles was measured with radiographic evaluation at the third month.
The results revealed no significant difference between lateral approach and mini-midvastus approach in terms of visual analog scale, incision length, operative time, range of motion, WOMAC score and prosthetic alignment.
Lateral approach in total knee arthroplasty had no difference clinical and radiographic outcomes compare with mini-midvastus approach.

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