ICJR CASES: Complex Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty

    A patient who presents with pain and limited mobility from a severe varus deformity of the knee would clearly benefit from a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). How would an experienced joint replacement surgeon from a high-volume practice think through the challenges of this case?

    That was the premise of a panel discussion held during ICJR’s 12th Annual Winter Hip & Knee Course. Daniel J. Berry, MD, moderated the session and selected 7 cases for presentation that represented the gamut of complex problems surgeons are likely to encounter. The goal, he said, was to provide attendees with ideas about how to treat their own tough cases and how to apply new techniques and technologies to their practice.

    Assisting Dr. Berry in achieving this goal were panel members H. Del Schutte Jr., MD; Scott M. Sporer, MD, MS; Matthew S. Austin, MD; William J. Hozack, MD; and Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD, who shared their experiences and insights in managing complex primary TKAs.

    Click the image above to hear what they had to say.