• Chitranjan S. Ranawat


The total-condylar prosthesis was developed at The Hospital for Special Surgery and has been used since March 1974. Since then the author has performed over 1000 knee arthroplasties. This subchapter describes the technique of total-condylar knee arthroplasty. Topics discussed in this chapter include the following:
  1. A.
    1. 1.

      Description of total-condylar prosthesis.

    2. 2.

      Principles of knee arthroplasty.

    3. 3.

      preoperative preparation of patients for knee arthroplasty and skin incision.

  2. B.

    Preoperative planning for total knee arthroplasty.

  3. C.

    Total-condylar knee arthroplasty for valgus and combined valgus-flexion deformity of the knee.

  4. D.

    Technique of correction of varus deformity.

  5. E.

    Technique of correction of flexion contracture during total knee arthroplasty.

  6. F.

    Technique of bone cuts with conventional instruments.

  7. G.

    Technique of total knee arthroplasty with precision cut instruments.

  8. H.

    Cement technique.

  9. I.

    How to compensate for bone loss.



Total Knee Arthroplasty Femoral Component Tibial Plateau Tibial Component Intercondylar Notch 
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