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Primary total knee arthroplasty

Definition

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Anatomy

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Pathogenesis

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Natural History

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Patient History and Physical Findings

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Examination|Technique|Illustration|Grading|Significance

Imaging and other Diagnostic Studies

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Differential Diagnosis

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Nonoperative Management

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Surgical Management

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Preoperative Planning

Material to be reviewed and conditions to be addressed before surgery. Include any exams preformed under anesthesia

Positioning

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Approach

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Techniques

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Pearls and Pitfalls

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Postoperative Care

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Outcome

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Complications

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References

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Related topics

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