OKOJ, Volume 15, No. 3

Management of the Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty

As the number of total knee arthoplasties performed continues to rise, infection will more often be a prominent reason for failure of the implant. Surgical treatment, which can include implant revision or débridement that retains components, is usually indicated. The goals of treatment include pain relief, restored function, and elimination of infection.

    • Keywords:
    • antibiotic-loaded bone cement

    • external fixation

    • infection

    • intramedullary fixation

    • total knee arthroplasty

    Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Rehabilitation Concepts

    Successful rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is dependent on realistic expectations of proposed outcomes and optimal exercise dosage. Patients should be knowledgeable about factors such as range of motion, weight-bearing status, and muscle stimulation.

      • Keywords:
      • anterior cruciate ligament

      • electrical stimulation

      • range of motion

      • weight bearing