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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 110-113

Evaluation of the result of total knee replacement in various arthritic condition of knee

Department of Orthopedics, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Chandra Prakash Pal
Department of Orthopedics, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/jbjd.jbjd_16_22

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Introduction: Osteoarthritis is the most common form of the arthritis and is a leading cause of disability in older adults. The management of knee arthritis depends upon severity of arthritis. It starts from conservative management in earlier stage and goes upto the total knee replacement (TKR) in severely advance stage. TKR is an operation to restore pain-free motion to a joint, muscle, ligament, and other soft tissue structures that control joint. The goal of total knee arthroplasty is as simple as to relieve pain, provide motion, maintain stability, and simultaneously correcting deformity. The purpose of this study is to evaluate pain, mobility, stability after TKR in arthritis and to evaluate functional outcome. Materials and Methods: The case material for present study was selected from the out patient Department of Orthopaedics, S.N. Medical College and Hospital, Agra. Each patient would be subjected to detailed clinical history and examination and necessary radiological and pathological investigation. Data was collected by interviews, observation of clinical and radiological findings and assessment of function done using knee society knee score (having 100 points). Results: In this study, evaluation of 10 total knee arthroplasty was performed in S.N. Medical College and Hospital, Agra. In our study most of cases (70%) have age ≥60 years and most of (70%) cases are female in whom TKR was performed. The pre-operative ROM at knee were between 51⁰ and 80⁰ in all the cases (100%). But post-operative after 6 months all the cases have their range of motion between 91⁰ and 110⁰. Maximum number of the cases (80%) have moderate continuous pain at knee before the operation and rest 20% have moderate occasional pain at their knee preoperatively. After the operation, maximum number of cases (90%) have no pain or mild occasional pain after the operation. Maximum number of cases (90%) have ≥30⁰ increase in their range of motion, after operation. Similarly after TKR, there is an increase in post-operative functional knee scores at 6 months (86.5%) as compared preoperative scores (21%). Though there is an initial fall (16.5%) in the functional score in initial 15 days after operation, it then starts increasing at 1 month and ultimately at 6 month. Conclusions: Total knee arthroplasty should definitely be performed over 60 years of age having pain at knee not responding to analgesics with or without any significant deformity at knee. As we found that is no or occasional pain with good range of movement after 6 month of operation so that patient satisfaction level is very high. But large number of patient and ling follow-up is required for long-term result.

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