Orhan TARHAN, Cuneyt ARKAN, Ugur TOLUN, Levent BULUC

Keywords: Gonarthrosis, Total Knee Arthroplasty.


Purpose: The aim of the study is to evaluate the early results of LCS total knee replacement in the treatment of gonarthrosis.
Patients and methods: Between January 1994 - January 1996, seventy-four knees of sixty-two patients who had been suffering from gonarthrosis were operated in Trauma Surgery Department of Offenbach City Hospital. Average age seventy-one and 43 patients were female and 19 of them male. Average follow-up period was twenty-six months (10-37). Patellar component was used for all patients.
Results: The evaluation of the patients was performed by using the "Knee Society Score" criterias. The results were as follows: 44 patients (%59.4) excellent, 21 patients (%28.3) good, 4 patients (%5.4) fair and 5 patients (%6.7) bad.
Conclusion: Total knee arthroplasty is a good option for the treatment of the patients with knee problems that cannot be managed by other treatment options.