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Soft Tissue Complications After Total Knee Arthroplasty

  • Fred D. Cushner
  • Susan Craig Scott
  • W. Norman Scott


Of paramount importance to a successful total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is successful wound healing. Unfortunately, this is not always possible, and thus the goals of rapid rehabilitation and patient mobilization are not always achieved. Wound failure can lead to prosthesis infection, numerous surgical procedures, as well as an extended hospitalization. The patient’s and surgeon’s expectations are not met and frustration can occur for all parties involved.


Total Knee Arthroplasty Free Flap Continuous Passive Motion Wound Problem Soft Tissue Complication 


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  • Fred D. Cushner
  • Susan Craig Scott
  • W. Norman Scott

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