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Quadriceps Rupture Associated with a Proximal Quadriceps Release in Total Knee Arthroplasty A Report of Three Cases
Andrew G. Yun, MD; Harry E. Rubash, MD; Richard D. Scott, MD; Richard S. Laskin, MD
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Investigation performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Andrew G. Yun, MD
The Arthritis Institute at Centinela Hospital, 501 East Hardy Street, Suite 300, Inglewood, CA 90301

Harry E. Rubash, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, GRB 607, Boston, MA 02114

Richard D. Scott, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115

Richard S. Laskin, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021

The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their research or preparation of this manuscript. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2003 Sep 01;85(9):1809-1811
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Complex primary and revision total knee arthroplasties often require extensile surgical approaches. The problems of scarring, stiffness, and distorted anatomy add to the challenges of reconstructing osseous defects and stabilizing the implant. Wide surgical exposure is clearly required to achieve a well-functioning prosthesis, but the benefits of such an approach must be weighed against the risk of complications.
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