patella is then rotated 90° only in full extension to expose the patella for
a tricompartmental total knee replacement (Scorpio - Stryker)
was cemented in position, patella tracking and ligament
balancing was once again evaluated through range of motion and
the knee was closed in flexion.
length averaged 9 cm in extension or 12 cm in knee flexion
(range 9.0-14.0 cm). Tourniquet
time averaged 55 minutes.
exclusions were made based on preoperative ROM, contractures,
stiffness, or degree of deformity.