Significant effect of the posterior tibial slope and medial/lateral ligament balance on knee flexion in total knee arthroplasty
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 06/04/2012
Fujimoto E et al. – The postoperative flexion angle is affected by multiple factors, especially in cruciate–retaining–type TKAs. However, it is important to pay attention not only to the posterior tibial slope, but also to the flexion medial/lateral ligament balance during surgery. A cruciate–retaining–type TKA has the potential to achieve both stability and a wide range of motion and to improve the patients’ activities of daily living.