Evaluation of non-resurfaced patella in total knee arthroplasty
The current study provided results of a short-term analysis of the non-resurfaced patella in total knee arthroplasty. The study illustrates that total knee arthroplasty can be performed without resurfacing the patella irrespective of age, weight, and disease conditions as there was no significant association of clinical or radiological problems detected. In majority of patients with rheumatoid arthritis the patella appears to be small and the morphological changes appears to have influence on functional outcomes. The prevalence of anterior knee appears to be not affected by radiological appearance of abnormal patellar tracking. Minimal patellar malt racking did not affect the knee and functional scores.