Intervention Protocol

Patella resurfacing in total knee arthroplasty

  1. Riaz JK Khan1,*,
  2. Paul Khoo2,
  3. Daniel P Fick3,
  4. Rohit R Gupta4,
  5. Wilco Jacobs5,
  6. David J Wood2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group

Published Online: 19 APR 2004

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004799


How to Cite

Khan RJK, Khoo P, Fick DP, Gupta RR, Jacobs W, Wood DJ. Patella resurfacing in total knee arthroplasty (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD004799. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004799.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Western Australia, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

  2. 2

    Perth Orthopaedic Institute, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Perth, Australia

  3. 3

    University of Western Australia, Orthopaedics, Cottesloe, WA, Australia

  4. 4

    Hollywood Private Hospital, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Nedlands, AW, Australia

  5. 5

    Sint Maartenskliniek, Research, Development & Education, Nijmegen, Netherlands

*Riaz JK Khan, Trauma and Orthopaedics, University of Western Australia, 1/14-16 Hamersley Street, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia, 6011, Australia. rjkkhan@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 19 APR 2004

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To identify and summarise the evidence from randomised controlled trials assessing the clinical efficacy and safety of resurfacing the patella versus not resurfacing the patella in total knee arthroplasty.

The following null hypotheses will be tested:

1.There is no difference in outcome between resurfacing the patella and not resurfacing the patella in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
2.There is no difference in outcome between resurfacing the patella and not resurfacing the patella in patients with inflammatory arthritis of the knee.
3.There is no difference in outcome between not resurfacing the patella and resurfacing the patella with different prosthetic designs.
4.There is no difference in outcome between resurfacing the patella and not resurfacing the patella in patients with grade varying grades of patellofemoral arthritis, and varus or valgus deformity of the knee