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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in The Journal of Arthoroplasty

Volume 29, Issue 7, July 2014, Pages 1439-1442.

The published version is available at DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.07.018. Copyright © Elsevier Inc.


Evidence for optimal management of the patellofemoral joint in revision surgery for the infected TKA is limited. We reviewed 69 infected TKAs undergoing two-stage revision. Fifty four patellae were resurfaced, 11 had patelloplasty performed, two were augmented with trabecular metal, one had impaction grafting, and one knee underwent patellectomy. Average follow-up was 4.5years. The patients that received patellar resurfacing at re-implantation experienced statistically significant improvements in KSS pain score, functional KSS, and patellar score (P

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