The Effects of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in Soft Tissue Balancing During Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty
- *Corresponding Author:
- Paul YF Lee
Welshbone, South Wales Orthopaedics Research Network, Wales, UK
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 11, 2016; Accepted date: June 09, 2016; Published date: June 13, 2016
Citation: Lee PYF, Holt M (2016) The Effects of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in Soft Tissue Balancing During Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthritis 5:202. doi:10.4172/2167-7921.1000202
Copyright: © 2016 Lee PYF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
We present a case of elective total knee arthroplasty where the surgical procedure was affected by the neuromuscular blocking agent administered at induction of general anaesthesia. Recognition of this effect was vital to avoid additional bone resection at the soft tissue balancing stage of the procedure.