TKR: Removal of Posterior Osteophytes



- Discussion:
    - remove any accumulation of osteophytes in posterior recesses with an osteotome or rongeur;
           - pass a curved osteotome around each of posteior condyles, removing any overhanging bone or osteophytes;
           - if left unresected, this overhanging bone can impinge on tibial plastic, limiting flexion and causing wear of the plastic;
    - consider need to strip posterior capsule

                   



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

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3:12 pm