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Will Total Knee Replacement Ever Provide Normal Knee Function?

David A. Parker, MBBS, BMedSc, FRACS, AUSTRALIA Roland Becker, MD, PhD, Prof., GERMANY Willem M. van der Merwe, MBChB, FCS(SA)Ortho, SOUTH AFRICA

Debate   2015   group rating (2)

 

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Despite the overwhelming amount of marketing for "high performance" TKR's, outcome studies suggest that there remains a high degree of dissatisfaction with "feel" of TKR's. Is it realistic to believe that the feeling and function of a knee can be provided by a prosthesis. The purpose is to identify realistic goals for TKR surgery and allow appropriate advice for patients.