A comparison of the midvastus and paramedian approaches for total knee arthroplasty

David F. Dalury, William A. Jiranek

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Abstract

This prospective, double-blinded evaluation of 24 osteoarthritic patients undergoing bilateral total knee replacement compared the midvastus and standard parapatellar approaches. The midvastus approach was found to offer an early advantage in terms of less pain and earlier return to function. There were no significant complications associated with the midvastus approach. This approach should be a part of the knee surgeon's armamentarium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1999

Keywords

  • Midvastus approach
  • Surgical approaches to the knee
  • Total knee arthroplasty
  • Total knee rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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