ICJR Interviews: Does Rotational Malalignment Cause TKA Pain?

    Rotational malalignment is often cited as a cause of pain following total knee arthroplasty and a reason for performing a revision procedure.

    But should it be?

    Simon Young, MD, FRACS, from North Shore Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, discusses the results of a study he presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Orlando, “Unexplained Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplasty – Is Rotational Malalignment the Problem?” (Poster 182).

    Click the image above to hear what he and his co-authors, Mark J. Spangehl, MD, and Henry D. Clarke, MD, from Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, discovered in their study.