Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty

  • Said Saghieh


The patient was identified in the holding area and the affected extremity marked. He/she was brought into the operating room and placed in a supine position. General endotracheal anesthesia was preformed by the anesthesia team. The patient was given prophylactic antibiotics, a Foley was inserted, and the tourniquet applied over the proximal thigh. All bony prominences were well padded. The ____ leg was prepped and draped for surgery. The tourniquet was in fl ated to ____ mmHg. A midline incision was carried out starting 6 cm proximal to the patella, going over the patella and distally 1 cm medial to the tibial tubercle. The incision was carried through the subcutaneous tissue. The quadriceps tendon was identified and incised longitudinally on its medial portion.


Total Knee Arthroplasty Patellar Tendon Tibial Tubercle Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Quadriceps Tendon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Said Saghieh
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  1. 1.Division of Orthopaedics, Department of SurgeryAmerican University of Beirut Medical CenterBeirutLebanon

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