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The feasibility of a brief, Internet-based mantram repetition program for undergraduate students

  • Vannini, Maya Bina N;
  • McLean, Caitlin L;
  • Bormann, Jill E;
  • Lang, Ariel J;
Publication Date
Aug 09, 2022
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Background: Arthrofibrosis is a complication of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) that can lead to poor outcome. Idiopathic arthrofibrosis and Dupuytren disease (DD) have similar histological appearance. The aim of this study is to determine the influence of DD on the recovery of motion after TKAy. Methods: Patients older than 50 who underwent a TKA for primary osteoarthritis were examined 1 year later for the presence of DD. They were divided into two groups based on the presence or absence of DD. The groups were compared to each other with regard to arc of motion (AOM) of the operated knee at 6 weeks and 1 year; the need for additional measures to improve the AOM, and the effect of obesity [body mass index (BMI) > 30]. Results: The study included 61 patients of which 25 (41%) had DD. There was no difference in AOM at 6 weeks or 1 year between the two groups. Patients in the DD group required a greater number of additional measures to improve AOM. Also, non-obese patients (BMI < 30) in the DD group had lower AOM at 1 year. Conclusions: Patients in the DD group needed additional physiotherapy or manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA) to achieve the same AOM. This might indicate a possible connection between DD and post-operative stiffness of the knee. Identifying patients with DD in the pre-operative period may help recognise patients who may have difficulty in regaining AOM after TKA. Level of Evidence: Level III (Therapeutic). / status: published

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