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Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery

Osteophytes in Knee – How large they can be?

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Author Details : Sandeep Krishna Avulapati*, Venugopal S M, Boddu Sunil, Munirathnam T

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 292-295

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Osteophytes in knee are a common feature of degenerative osteoarthritis. They do have negative effects
like deformities of knee (varus, valgus and fixed flexion deformities), loose bodies (sudden and painful
obstruction of knee movements), and pain during movements of knee. They do bring stability to knee by
increasing the joint surface area. Here by presenting a case of bilateral osteoarthritis knee, with a large
anterior-lateral osteophyte complex, with range of motion 0-90o. Total Knee Replacement surgery was
done. Pre, per and post operative period was uneventful, with restoration of normal range of motion 0-900
without any pain. Patient was able to carry-out daily activities of living, thereafter normally.

Keywords: Keywords: Bilateral osteoarthritis knee, Osteophytes stabilize, Palpable bony hard swelling.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijos.2019.059

How to cite : Avulapati S K, Venugopal S M, Sunil B, Munirathnam T, Osteophytes in Knee – How large they can be?. Indian J Orthop Surg 2019;5(4):292-295

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