The long-term outcome of total knee patients with moderate loss of motion.

Journal Article

This study determined the outcome of total knee replacement (TKR) patients with moderate loss of motion who received no particular treatment. Twenty patients with an average arc of motion of 8 degrees-91 degrees of flexion 3 months postoperatively underwent 3-year follow-up. No formal treatment was given. All patients' range of motion and Knee Society scores improved over time. Most of the improvement occurred by 2 years. Patients with moderately stiff TKRs continue to improve over time without vigorous, prolonged physical therapy, manipulation, or bracing.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dalury, DF; Jiranek, W; Pierson, J; Pearson, SE

Published Date

  • October 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 215 - 220

PubMed ID

  • 14584834

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2480

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1538-8506

Language

  • eng