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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1998;22(1):100-105.
Traumatic Knee Contracture after Operation.
Rhee, Won Ihl , Yang, Seung Han , Suh, Sun Sook
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine.
슬관절 외상후 발생한 관절 구축
이원일, 양승한, 서선숙
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

Traumatic knee contracture is a common complication after an operative procedure. It occurs mainly due to an intraarticular adhesion and results in a significant knee dysfunction and disability. Patients with a contracture have different ways of recovery, however there is no reliable clinical data regarding a recovery to the full range of motion after knee injury. A proper therapeutic plan is needed to the physiatrists during a rehabilitation of the traumatic knee contracture. The purpose of this study was to obtain a clinical insight into the course of recovery to the normal range of motion after a traumatic knee contracture. One hundred and fourty-seven cases of traumatic knee contracture patients who underwent an operative treatment at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, St. Mary's Hospital between the years of 1992 to 1996, were reviewed. Knee contractures were most frequent in the second and third decades with a traffic accident being the most common cause. A factor that influenced regaining a normal range of motion was the injury type with an earlier recovery in the order of an injury to the meniscus, cruciate ligament, collateral ligament, a complex injury, and a bone fracture. Persistent contracture groups showed a higher incidence of bone fractures around the knee and open surgeries, while there was no discrepancy in sex, age, and operation time. In conclusion, the results of this study are expected to give some insights to clinicians and to help them in treating patients with the traumatic knee contracture after operation.

Key Words: Knee contracture, Trauma
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