Minimally Invasive Quadricepsplasty

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Abstract

A modification of range of motion of the knee can significantly change a patient's quality of life. In general, range of motion of 0° to 125° is adequate for most activities of daily life. The rate of knee arthrofibrosis after ligament reconstruction is reported to be between 0% and 4%; after tibial fracture due to high-energy trauma, the rate is about 7%, with an undetermined incidence after limb lengthening. The purpose of this study was to describe a modification of the operative technique of Judet. We describe minimally invasive quadricepsplasty in 4 steps, aiming to obtain an end result with an arc of movement of at least 120° to 130°. We believe that our technique is a good option for the treatment of the stiff knee, having low morbidity and being an easy method to perform.

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dos Santos Cerqueira, F., Guilherme, G. A., Rocha de Faria, J. L., Perez da Motta, D., dos Santos Cerqueira, F., & Adolphson, F. (2019). Minimally Invasive Quadricepsplasty. Arthroscopy Techniques, 8(3), e343–e347. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eats.2018.11.005

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