ARTHROPLASTY OF THE KNEE

Preliminary Report of a New Method

L. G. P. Shiers

Abstract

If conclusions are to be of any value they must be definite and one cannot draw definite conclusions from less than, say, fifty cases followed up for at least five years. However, few surgeons will ever see fifty patients requiring arthroplasty of the knee, let alone operate of them, even in five years. Accordingly, this account of a new approach to the problem of knee arthroplasty is submitted in the hope that other surgeons may care to try it and thereby learn, and thus be able to teach, tile modifications and improvements that all new techniques seem so surely to need.