Sports after total knee prosthesis

Ibrahim Akkawi, Danilo Bruni, Francesco Iacono, Giovanni Francesco Raspugli, Alberto Grassi, Michele Gagliardi, Stefano Zaffagnini, Maurilio Marcacci

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common diseases of the elderly. Its treatment should be initially nonoperative. If conservative therapy fails and the painful knee is restricting the patient from doing normal daily activities, then a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgery should be considered. Although pain relief has historically been the primary indication for TKA, patients are now preferring TKA to maintain an active lifestyle. Published guidelines concerning activity after TKA surgery recommend low-contact, low-impact athletic activity and discourage high-contact, high-impact athletic activity to theoretically prevent implant fixation failure and to minimize joint-bearing surface wear.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSports Injuries: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783642365690, 9783642365683
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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