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Modified Judet’s Quadricepsplasty with patella traction for extension contracture of knee

MOJ Orthopedics & Rheumatology
Bari MM,1 Islam Shahidul,2 Azad Mohammad Abul Kalam,3 Ashraf Mohammad Tanvir,4 Bari A.M Shayan R5


To see the clinical result of Modified Judet’s Quadricepsplasty (MJQP) with patella traction at BARI-ILIZAROV ORTHOPAEDIC CENTRE for the treatment of knee extension contracture. Materials and methods: We received 16 patients with knee extension contracture treated by MJQP with patella traction from January 2015 to January 2021, at our BARI-ILIZAROV ORTHOPAEDIC CENTRE. The age at revision surgery was 25-58 years. The time between fracture treatment to MJQP was 4 to 20 months and our follow up was 10-30 months. We assessed pre-operative and post-operative range of motion (ROM). Results: Knee range of motion pre-operatively was 5-50 (35± 10)° and 35-85 (55±10)° after MJQP and in average of 0-35(18+10) °. We applied patella traction for 12-14 (10±3)° days. When we removed the patella traction the knee range of motion at that time was 95-110 (93±4)° and increase of 10-70 compared with the range of motion after release of all arthrofibrosis in the joint. Our follow up time was 12-35 (19±5) months. Knee range of motion at first follow up was 85-135 (105±13)°, an increase of 45-105 (70±15) ° compared with pre-operatively and of 10-45 (12±12)° compared with the range of motion after patella traction removed. Knee function was excellent in 12 cases (70%), good in 3 (27%) and fair in one (3%). Conclusion: MJQP with patella traction lengthens the contracted Quadriceps femoris gives excellent result with proper post-operative care and CPM therapy.


knee extension contracture, patella traction, modified judet’s quadricepsplasty