Early outcomes of patient-specific posterior stabilized total knee arthroplasty implants

J Orthop. 2018 Dec 6;16(1):14-18. doi: 10.1016/j.jor.2018.11.003. eCollection 2019 Jan-Feb.

Abstract

Patient-specific implants have been linked to stiffness. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes in patient-specific implants. We performed a retrospective review with a primary outcome of manipulation under anesthesia (MUA); secondary outcomes included Knee Society Scores (KSS), Knee Society Functional Scores (KSFS), range of motion (ROM), and Forgotten Joint Scores (FJS). Pre-operative measurements were similar in both groups. There was one MUA in the CPS and two in the OTS groups. There was no difference in postoperative scores. Our study suggests patient-specific implants have comparable rates of MUA and functional outcomes as conventional implants.

Keywords: Forgotten joint scores; Functional outcomes; Patient satisfaction; Patient-specific; Total knee arthroplasty.