Randomised comparative trial to compare the functional outcome in the standard NexGen lagacy knee replacement to the nexGen lagacy flex knee replacement: preliminary results and comparison with an age matched control group

M.L. Van der Linden, P.J. Rowe, R.W. Nutton

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    This paper reports on the characteristics of a sample of patients on the waiting list for total knee replacement surgery. Maximum knee flexion in sitting and standing, knee motion during functional tasks derived from electrogoniometry, and muscle strength were recorded in addition to the WOMAC and the American Knee Score questionnaires. The patients' daily physical mobility was measured using an activity monitor. Patients used less knee range of motion during functional tasks compared to age-matched controls and also took less steps during the day. Maximum flexion in standing was more strongly associated with knee motion during functional tasks than maximum flexion in sitting.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages3
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2005
    EventInstitution of Mechanical Engineers Knee Arthroplasty: Engineering Functionality - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 7 Apr 20059 Apr 2005


    ConferenceInstitution of Mechanical Engineers Knee Arthroplasty: Engineering Functionality
    CityLondon, United Kingdom


    • mobility
    • knee replacement
    • knee arthroplasty
    • knee joint
    • joint mobility
    • NexGen lagacy knee replacement
    • NexGen lagacy flex

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