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2020 Feb 28

J Arthroplasty

Postoperative Serum Cytokine Levels Are Associated With Early Stiffness After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Cohort Study.


Malahias M-A, Birch GA, Zhong H, Sideris A, Valle A G D, Sculco PK, Kirksey M
J Arthroplasty. 2020 Feb 28.
PMID: 32269006.


Inflammatory cytokines have been implicated in organ fibrosis; however, their role in the development of arthrofibrosis after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has not been well explored. The purpose of this study is to assess whether perioperative synovial fluid or blood plasma cytokine levels are associated with reduced early post-TKA range of motion.