ICJR REWIND: A Systematic Approach to Evaluating the Painful TKA

    In a presentation from ICJR’s 11th Annual Winter Hip & Knee Course, Michael J. Taunton, MD, reviews the 4 key components of a systematic evaluation of the patient who presents with pain following a total knee arthroplasty (TKA):

    • History
    • Physical exam
    • Radiographs
    • Infection evaluation

    Dr. Taunton, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, also reminds surgeons that a revision TKA is not indicated unless the cause of the pain is known and can be remedied with surgery.

    Click the image above for more tips from Dr. Taunton for evaluating the patient with a painful TKA.

    Disclosures: Dr. Taunton has disclosed that he received royalties from and is a consultant for DJO Surgical.

    This presentation was originally posted on ICJR.net on February 28, 2020.