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Evaluation of Complications Associated with Six Hundred Mini-Subvastus Total Knee Arthroplasties
William C. Schroer, MD; Paul J. Diesfeld, PA-C; Mary E. Reedy, RN; Angela R. LeMarr, RN
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Disclosure: In support of their research for or preparation of this work, one or more of the authors received, in any one year, outside funding or grants in excess of $10,000 from Biomet, Inc., Warsaw, Indiana. Neither they nor a member of their immediate families received 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, division, center, clinical practice, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors, or a member of their immediate families, are affiliated or associated.

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J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2007 Oct 01;89(suppl 3):76-81. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.G.00606
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Minimally invasive surgical techniques have been developed in an effort to improve functional recovery following total knee arthroplasty1-13. A primary concern about minimally invasive surgical techniques is a possible increase in the rate of complications compared with that associated with so-called traditional total knee arthroplasty techniques involving a medial parapatellar arthrotomy. These concerns are well outlined in the physician advisory statement from the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons: "Minimally Invasive and Small Incision Joint Replacement Surgery: What Surgeons Should Consider."14 This pamphlet outlines several features of minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty that may be associated with an increased rate of complications:
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