Important Topics on Contemporary Total knee Arthroplasty: What Does Recent Literature Say?

Document Type : EDITORIAL


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain


In the present editorial, I would like to comment on
eleven recent articles that broaden our understanding
of the controversial issues pertinent to total knee
arthroplasty (TKA).


Main Subjects

1. Nicolaiciuc S, Probst P, von Eisenhart-Rothe R,
Burgkart R, Hube R. Modern total knee arthroplasty
(TKA): with or without a tourniquet? Surg Technol
Int. 2019; 35(1):1124.
2. Liu Y, Si H, Zeng Y, Li M, Xie H, Shen B. More pain
and slower functional recovery when a tourniquet
is used during total knee arthroplasty. Knee Surg
Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019 Jul 8:1-9.
3. Arthur JR, Spangehl MJ. Tourniquet use in total knee
arthroplasty. J Knee Surg. 2019; 32(8):719-29.
4. Anis HK, Sodhi N, Faour M, Klika AK, Mont MA,
Barsoum WK, et al. Effect of antibiotic-impregnated
bone cement in primary total knee arthroplasty. J
Arthroplasty. 2019; 34(9):2091-5.
5. Kleppel D, Stirton J, Liu J, Ebraheim NA. Antibiotic
bone cement’s effect on infection rates in primary
and revision total knee arthroplasties. World J
Orthop. 2017; 8(12):946-55.
6. Benner RW, Behrens JP. A novel skin closure device
for total knee arthroplasty: randomized controlled
trial versus staples. J Knee Surg. 2019; 9(1):39.
7. Fillingham YA, Darrith B, Calkins TE, Abdel MP,
Malkani AL, Schwarzkopf R, et al. 2019 mark coventry
award: a multicentre randomized clinical trial of
tranexamic acid in revision total knee arthroplasty:
does the dosing regimen matter? Bone Joint J. 2019;
8. Liu L, Liu H, Zhang H, Song J, Zhang L. Bilateral
total knee arthroplasty: Simultaneous or staged?
A systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine
(Baltimore). 2019; 98(22):e15931.
9. Khanna V, Gurava Reddy AV, Daultani D, Sankineani
SR, Khanna J, Annapareddy A, et al. When can
I go home after my knee replacement? Factors
affecting the duration of in-hospital stay after knee
replacement. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2019;
10. Shohat N, Tarabichi M, Tan TL, Goswami K, Kheir
M, Malkani AL, et al. 2019 John Insall Award:
Fructosamine is a better glycaemic marker compared
with glycated haemoglobin (HbA1C) in predicting
adverse outcomes following total knee arthroplasty:
a prospective multicentre study. Bone Joint J. 2019;
101-B(7 Suppl C):3-9.
11. Baker JF, Dilworth B, Bhimani SJ, Ong KL, Lau EC,
Smith LS, et al. Risk of reinfection after irrigation and
debridement of acute periprosthetic joint infection
following TKA. J Knee Surg. 2019; 25(1):39.