Should we resurface the patella in total knee replacement? Experience with the Nex Gen prothesis

  • Tabutin J
  • Banon F
  • Catonne Y
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Patellar resurfacing is a controversial issue in primary total knee replacement. So, we took advantage of a large study to try and answer this question. An open prospective multicentric study was conducted about the outcome of the Nex Gen Total Knee prosthesis with clinical and radiological follow-up at regular intervals (1, 2 and 5 years). The data were centrally collected and analyzed by independent observers. A total of whole 5,915 cases were included (487 in the French group); incidences of patello-femoral pain were observed in both French and international groups and compared between cases with or without resurfaced patellae. Only osteoarthritic cases were selected for this particular study. Statistical analysis was performed using a Pearson's Chi-square test with a 95% confidence interval. The frequency of preoperative pain was significantly higher in the French group; 85.1% versus 66.6% (p

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  • Patella resurfacing
  • Total knee arthroplasty

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  • J. Tabutin

  • F. Banon

  • Y. Catonne

  • J. Grobost

  • J. L. Tessier

  • B. Tillie

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