Observational Study
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World J Orthop. Jan 18, 2017; 8(1): 57-61
Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i1.57
“Meniscal” scar as a landmark for the joint line in revision total knee replacement
Wasim Sardar Khan, Jagmeet Bhamra, Rhodri Williams, Rhidian Morgan-Jones
Wasim Sardar Khan, Jagmeet Bhamra, Rhodri Williams, Rhidian Morgan-Jones, Cardiff and Vale Orthopaedic Centre, Llandough University Hospital, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, Cardiff CF5 2LD, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Khan WS participated in the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of the data, and drafted the initial manuscript; Bhamra J and Williams R participated in the drafting of the initial manuscript; Morgan-Jones R was the guarantor and designed the study; all authors reviewed and revised the article critically for important intellectual content; all authors approved the final submitted version.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Cardiff and Vale Orthopaedic Centre.
Informed consent statement: All patients included in the study provided informed consent prior to undergoing surgery.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None.
Data sharing statement: Technical appendix, statistical code, and dataset available from the corresponding author at Dryad repository.
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Correspondence to: Wasim Sardar Khan, Knee Fellow, Cardiff and Vale Orthopaedic Centre, Llandough University Hospital, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, Longcross Street, Cardiff CF5 2LD, United Kingdom. wasimkhan@doctors.org.uk
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Received: April 23, 2016
Peer-review started: April 24, 2016
First decision: June 6, 2016
Revised: October 17, 2016
Accepted: November 16, 2016
Article in press: November 17, 2016
Published online: January 18, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: Our findings suggests that the structure identified as the “meniscal” scar may actually represent scar tissue that forms in the available space of the recreated joint line rather than actually represent the level of the native joint line where the meniscus once attached.