Research Article - Biomedical Research (2017) Volume 28, Issue 21
Effect of genu varum and genu valgum on lower limb alignment after total knee arthroplasty
Aim: To investigate the effect of genu varum and genu valgum on lower limb alignment after total knee arthroplasty.
Methods: From February 2016 to February 2017, a total of 57 patients with genu varum and genu valgum who received total knee arthroplasty were selected to conduct a retrospective analysis. The recovery of lower limb alignment was compared in the patients and the improvement state before and after operation was evaluated by Harris scores and Barthel index scores.
Results: There was a significant difference between the two groups in the lower limb alignment before and after treatment. Before treatment, the Harris score and Barthel index score of patients were significantly lower than those after treatment and the comparison of data between before and after treatment was statistically significant.
Conclusion: The total knee arthroplasty in patients with genu varum and genu valgum can significantly improve the lower limb alignment, enhance the patient's joint activities and promote the quality of life. Thus, it should be recommended to be popularized and applied in clinical treatment.Author(s): You Liang, Wenming Tian, Yanjun Li