Modified Judet's quadricepsplasty for loss of knee flexion

Knee. 2006 Aug;13(4):280-3. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2006.02.013. Epub 2006 May 2.

Abstract

We reviewed the results of a modified Judet's quadricepsplasty in eleven patients with inability to fully flex the knee. The patients were examined at an average follow-up of 49 months (4 to 108 months). Their mean pre-operative knee flexion was 30 degrees (range 10 degrees -50 degrees ). At the final follow-up the mean active flexion was improved to 100 degrees (range 70 degrees -130 degrees ) with an average flexion gain of 70 degrees (range 45 degrees -100 degrees ). None of the patients developed an extension lag. According to Judet's criteria, the results were three excellent, seven good and one fair. Staged quadricepsplasty is a useful procedure to correct the disabling flexion loss in the knee.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Arthrometry, Articular
  • Female
  • Femoral Fractures / physiopathology
  • Femoral Fractures / surgery
  • Humans
  • Knee Joint / physiopathology
  • Knee Joint / surgery*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiopathology
  • Muscle, Skeletal / surgery
  • Orthopedic Procedures / methods*
  • Osteomyelitis / physiopathology
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Range of Motion, Articular / physiology*
  • Tissue Adhesions / physiopathology
  • Tissue Adhesions / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome