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Can a more anatomic TKR design reduce post-op patellofemoral pain?


A comparison with the most widely used and clinically proven total knee system in the world.


At minimum 5 years follow-up KSS, KSSF, OKS, FJS and Kujala AKP scores were all statistically significantly greater for the anatomic design than for the NexGen knee system. Range of motion was also significantly higher in the anatomic group1.

The Kujala AKP score is a recognized measure used within the field of orthopaedics to assess patellofemoral pain1. The authors acknowledged that anterior knee pain is one of the common factors leading to patient dissatisfaction and revision knee surgeries, and concluded that the lower percentage of patients with residual anterior knee pain in the anatomic group could be attributed to the design modifications of anatomical knee implants1.

This was a study of 63 patients that received a NexGen CR Knee between January and December 2013, and an Anatomic CR knee on the contralateral side between January and June 20141.

Rajgopal, A., et al. A Five-Year Comparative Functional and Clinical Evaluation of Two Contemporary Cruciate-Retaining Knee Implants. Arthroplasty Today. 2020; 6: 369-377. Find the source here.

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