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A 62-year-old female undergoes an uncomplicated primary total knee replacement. Her knee range-of-motion pre-operatively was 0-135 degrees of flexion. Which of the following is true regarding the immediate post-operative use of a continuous passive motion machine in this patient?
Reduced risk of venous thromboembolism
No long-term difference in ROM compared to patients not using CPM
Increased passive knee flexion at 6 months
Increased length of hospitalization
Decreased risk of surgical site infection
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A 68-year-old right handed male golfer presents with significant left knee pain which has not been amenable to conservative management. A radiograph is shown in Figure A. He is interested in pursuing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). What can this patient expect with regards to his golf game after undergoing this procedure?
A significant rise in his handicap
No change in his drive distance
Decreased pain compared to undergoing a right TKA
A significant chance of having severe pain during play
Patients are required to use a cart while golfing
Which of the following statements regarding the use of continuous passive motion (CPM) devices following total knee arthroplasty is true?
The use of CPM decreases the incidence of knee flexion contracture at 6 months following surgery.
The use of CPM has been associated with a decreased incidence of secondary surgery for knee manipulation.
The use of CPM has not demonstrated any difference in clinical outcomes at one year following surgery.
The use of CPM has been associated with increasing analgesic pain requirements in the first 3 days following surgery.
The use of CPM decreases knee flexion at one year following surgery.