Modified Loeffler's medial capsulotomy for osteoarthritis of the knee: 20 years' follow-up. International Orthopaedics (SICOT) 24, 327–330 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/s002640000193

Modified Loeffler’s medial capsulotomy for osteoarthritis of the knee: 20 years’ follow-up

Ara, Y., Koshino, T., Takagi, T. et al.
Knee

We reviewed 11 knees in ten patients at a mean follow-up of 23 years after a modified Loeffler’s medial capsulotomy for osteoarthritis of the knee. The mean age was 59±8 years at surgery. The mean knee score (Hospital for Special Surgery) was 59 points before surgery and 79 points at follow-up. The long-term results of this operation were thus maintained over a prolonged period. This is a relatively simple procedure, which may be performed in the elderly, with satisfactory long-term results.


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