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Volume 7, Issue 4

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Irradiation in the treatment of arthrofibrosis after total knee arthroplasty: a preliminary trial

Clemens Baier
  • Department of Traumatology and Orthopeadic Surgery, Hospital Barmherzige Brüder Regensburg, Teaching Hospital, University of Regensburg, Prüfeningerstraße 84, 93049, Regensburg, Germany
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Published Online: 2012-05-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-012-0009-9

Abstract

Postoperative arthrofibrosis after primary and revision total knee arthroplasty is a severe complication for the affected patient. Several risk factors have been identified for this diagnosis. We present a series of 3 patients with arthrofibrosis after (revision) total knee arthroplasty. Approximately 2 hours before the operative revision procedure, all patients were irradiated once with 7.01 gray. At latest follow-up, all 3 patients showed a distinct improvement of range of motion. Before revision total knee arthroplasty due to arthrofibrosis, a single dose of pre- or postoperative irradiation should be considered.

Keywords: Arthrofibrosis; Total knee arthroplasty; Irradiation

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Published Online: 2012-05-24

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Citation Information: Open Medicine, Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 553–556, ISSN (Online) 2391-5463, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11536-012-0009-9.

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