A comparison of the midvastus and paramedian approaches for total knee arthroplasty.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

This prospective, double-blinded evaluation of 24 osteoarthritic patients undergoing bilateral total knee replacement compared the midvastus and standard parapatellar approaches. The midvastus approach was found to offer an early advantage in terms of less pain and earlier return to function. There were no significant complications associated with the midvastus approach. This approach should be a part of the knee surgeon's armamentarium.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dalury, DF; Jiranek, WA

Published Date

  • January 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 33 - 37

PubMed ID

  • 9926950

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-5403

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0883-5403(99)90199-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States