The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 27, Issue 3, 368 - 374

High-flex Posterior Cruciate-Retaining vs Posterior Cruciate-Substituting Designs in Simultaneous Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty

Yagishita, Kazuyoshi et al.

The superiority between the posterior cruciate-retaining and the posterior cruciate-substituting designs still remains controversial. We performed a prospective, randomized control study for evaluation of the superiority of these designs. This study investigated 58 knees in 29 patients with simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty, in which the high-flex CR design was randomly implanted in one knee and the high-flex PS design was implanted in the other knee. The follow-up duration averaged 5.0 years, with a minimum duration of 3 years. Postoperatively, Knee Score and pain points in Knee Score resulted in no significant differences between the 2 designs. However, postoperative arc of range of motion, patient satisfaction, and posterior knee pain at passive flexion in the PS design were significantly superior to that of the CR design.

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