Minimally Invasive Quadricepsplasty

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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.




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.

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