Orthopaedics Today Europe | EFORT

January 2013

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Volume 16 • Number 1 January 2013 Healio.com/Orthopaedics The Official newspaper of efort COVER STORY As the use of primary total knee arthroplasty continues to increase worldwide, knowing the challenges of revision total knee arthroplasty has become increasingly necessary. Data show an estimated 601% increase in overall revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures in the United States between 2005 and 2030, for example. To meet this increasing demand, more orthopaedic surgeons must master revision TKA, a procedure that is often more technical, more expensive and more prone to error than primary TKA, according to the experts that spoke with Orthopaedics Today Europe. They agreed surgeons must have a good working knowledge of the principles behind primary TKA before attempting revisions. continued on page 12 Image: APHM Assess symptoms, knee function to achieve successful revision TKA outcomes Jean-Noel A. Argenson, MD, of Marseilles, France, said that using posterior stabilized components during revision total knee arthroplasty helps him equalize flexion and extension spaces in a patient's knee joint.

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