Title: The Judet quadricepsplasty: a retrospective analysis of 16 cases
Authors: Bellemans, Johan ×
Steenwerckx, A
Brabants, K
Victor, J
Lammens, Johan
Fabry, Guy #
Issue Date: Sep-1996
Series Title: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica vol:62 issue:2 pages:79-82
Abstract: Sixteen quadricepsplasties performed for severe extension contractures of the knee were reviewed. Preoperatively all cases showed a severe extension contracture with an average of 23 degrees flexion. Only two patients had more than 30 degrees flexion preoperatively. The average improvement in knee flexion at follow-up was 69 degrees with 11 (68.7%) patients achieving a final flexion of 90 degrees or more. In four cases there was a 15 degrees loss of terminal active extension. In one case a rapid recurrence of the contracture was seen during the initial postoperative weeks. One patient developed a deep infection, and another an acute compartment syndrome.
ISSN: 0001-6462
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
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