Function After TKR

See: Physical Therapy after TKR and Work Up of Painful TKR

- Discussion:
    - Quadriceps:
           - references:
                  - Dynamic electromyography after cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty revealed a threefold quadriceps demand compared with the contralateral normal knee
                  - Altered loading during walking and sit-to-stand is affected by quadriceps weakness after total knee arthroplasty

    - Patient Expectations:
           - ref: Comparison of Patient-Reported and Clinician-Assessed Outcomes Following Total Knee Arthroplasty
           - Rising from Chair:
                    - ref: Persistence of altered movement patterns during a sit-to-stand task 1 year following unilateral total knee arthroplasty.
           - Golf:
                    - ref: Golf after total knee arthroplasty: do patients return to walking the course?
           - Workers Compensation:
                    - ref: Total knee arthroplasty in patients on workers' compensation: a matched cohort study with an average follow-up of 4.5 years.

Foot and Ankle Considerations after TKR:
     -
note that some patients will have isolated medial or lateral joint line pain following TKR (in the case of medial sided pain, consider
              a lateral heel wedge, and vice versa);
     - references:
              - Persistent hindfoot valgus causes lateral deviation of weightbearing axis after total knee arthroplasty.
              - Evaluation of knee and hindfoot alignment before and after total knee arthroplasty: a prospective analysis.


Functional Outcomes in High-function-demand Patients After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Contribution of hip abductor strength to physical function in patients with total knee arthroplasty.



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 5:29 am