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On 01/01/2018

N°270 - January 2018

N°270 - January 2018


The « Knee Course » of Val d’Isère that takes place at the beginning of the year is an event no knee surgeon would want to miss. We met with François Kelberine, who together with Philippe Landreau founded this congress more than 10 years ago. He shares with us his passion for sports and knee surgery and what is so special about this event.

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Article : How and why we resurface the patella By Myles RJ. Coolican, Thomas Neri

Whilst orthopedic surgeons will continue to debate the merit of patella resurfacing in total knee replacement (TKR), there is no doubt that information worldwide from the registries shows the revision rate is lower in patients whose primary TKR includes patella resurfacing.

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Article : Preoperative considerations and how I perform a fixed bearing Lateral Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty By Anders Troelsen

Unicompartmental treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA) has been available to surgeons for decades. However, on nationwide scales, as reported by arthroplasty registries, the utilization rates of lateral unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (LUKA) have historically been low.

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Article : Arthroscopic arthrolysis for stiffness after total knee arthroplasty By Francois Kelberine, Jean-Philippe Vivona

There has been a significant rise in the number of total knee arthroplasties (TKA) being performed. Knee arthroplasty is an effective treatment for advanced conditions and offers satisfactory long-term survival rates.

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Article : Total knee replacement after femoral varus osteotomy : Technical challenges and clinical results By Romain GAILLARD, Sébastien LUSTIG, Elvire SERVIEN, Philippe NEYRET

The incidence of degenerative knee pathologies is on the rise worldwide, affecting increasingly younger patients who wish to remain physically active for as long as possible.

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Article : Knee Cartilage Repair An Update By Philippe Landreau

Chondral and osteochondral defects of the knee are common [Widuchowski]. They can be the consequence of an acute injury or following repetitive micro-traumas. Cartilage injuries can occur in conjunction with ligament and meniscus tears as well.

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