Hip extension uses some of your biggest, strongest muscles. This movement is involved in many daily activities, such as getting up from a chair, climbing stairs, and walking. It’s also heavily involved in many sports with explosive strength and power.
Compared with the posterior approach to total hip arthroplasty, the direct anterior approach lowered the risk of dislocation and revision, according to published results.
Although still representing a small percentage of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures performed in the US, nationwide use of a robotic system for TKA grew more than 2000% between 2010 and 2018, according to recent study from Hospital for Special Surgery.
A 70-year-old woman presents with worsening right knee pain and new onset knee “buckling” and instability 11 years after primary total knee arthroplasty. Radiographs show progressive displacement and maltracking of her patella, with possible patellar component dissociation. What is the best way to approach her revision surgery?