History of the Development of Total Knee Prosthesis at The Hospital for Special Surgery

  • Chitranjan S. Ranawat
  • Thomas P. Sculco


This description of the historical evolution of prosthetic knee arthroplasty at The Hospital for Special Surgery has been developed from documented information. Interest in knee arthroplasty began with the introduction of the MacIntosh hemiarthroplasty at the hospital by Dr. Lee Ramsey Straub in 1968. It was soon realized that the quality of arthroplasty, although better than anything else available, was not good enough for complete relief of pain and good function; this was particularly true in osteoarthritic knees. The rheumatoid patient did better and in a review of patients in 1974, 74% were quite satisfied with a follow-up of 4 years [1].


Total Knee Arthroplasty Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tibial Plateau Total Knee Replacement Special Surgery 
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  • Chitranjan S. Ranawat
  • Thomas P. Sculco

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