Corrigendum to “Special
surgical technique for knee
Corrigendum to “Special surgical technique for knee
arthroplasty” [Apollo Med (December 2012) 312e314]
The author of this paper and the editor would like to amend
information to the Materials and methods section of the above
paper and the new amendments are as underlined below.
1. Materials & methods
We typically operate more than 1200e1800 cases a year, out of
which we have included 300 cases randomly for the study. All
these selected cases were local residents and easy to follow-
However of the total knee cases operated in last few years
till date, the patients belonged to age group ranging from 34
years to 94 years with weight ranging from 46 kg to 148 kg. Out
of the selected group of patients, 68% were males while rest
(32%) were females. 11% of these patients had BMI more than
35 with more than 90% patients had severe deformities
including varus, valgus and ﬁxed ﬂexion deformities.
Out of total operated cases till date, 52 patients were wheel
chair bound while one patient had been suffering for last more
than 4 years in quadruped position. Two patients were
suffering from ﬁxed extension deformities for last 17 and 26
years respectively each. Most of the patients were suffering
from osteoarthritis while few patients had rheu-matoid
arthritis with associated diseases like gout. The same oper-
ating knee surgeon operated all the patients after proper pre-
operative clinical assessment using his own devised new
technique of knee replacement surgery.
The major indication for total knee replacement surgeries
was osteoarthritis with deformities of lower limb. These pa-
tients were assessed pre-operatively & post-operatively using
Oxford knee scoring system (OKS). X-rays with standard AP
standing weight bearing, lateral & skyline views were taken.
In patients having primary knee replacement surgery, a
standard course of post-operative outpatient physiotherapy
did not signiﬁcantly improve knee ROM as compared with that
measured in patients with no physiotherapy.5
Our patients, in
the follow-up study did not require any kind of help or assis-
tance of physiotherapist to gain good ROM. However, patients
were advised to do routine knee movements to avoid com-
plications like deep vein thrombosis (DVT), etc. Out of all
operated cases, only one case of DVT has been reported so far,
which was treated successfully, with infection rate almost
close to 0%.
DOI of original article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apme.2012.09.004.
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