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Table 2 Initial (INI) and Final (FIN) Compartment Pressure Classified by TKA technique: Measured Resection (M) vs. Modified Gap Balance (G) technique

From: Objective quantification of ligament balancing using VERASENSE in measured resection and modified gap balance total knee arthroplasty

  Initial (lbf.) Final (lbf.) P-value
Medial (G)
 Full Extension 24.1 ± 18.7 18.0 ± 8.6 0.023
 30° 19.6 ± 19.0 13.1 ± 5.1 0.025
 60° 19.1 ± 18.4 12.2 ± 5.6 0.009
 90° 19.2 ± 20.8 11.1 ± 5.9 0.006
 Full Flexion 18.7 ± 19.5 10.7 ± 7.5 0.002
Lateral (G)
 Full Extension 14.8 ± 9.8 14.0 ± 6.7 0.510
 30° 15.4 ± 11.1 13.6 ± 5.8 0.190
 60° 14.3 ± 11.3 13.3 ± 6.2 0.400
 90° 13.1 ± 11.9 12.0 ± 9.6 0.365
 Full Flexion 12.1 ± 12.6 10.2 ± 6.6 0.129
Medial (M)
 Full Extension 31.9 ± 33.5 17.3 ± 6.3 0.009
 30° 27.7 ± 31.5 13.6 ± 6.2 0.008
 60° 27.6 ± 30.4 11.7 ± 7.2 0.003
 90° 26.1 ± 31.3 10.8 ± 8.1 0.006
 Full Flexion 25.1 ± 30.4 10.1 ± 8.6 0.005
Lateral (M)
 Full Extension 17.2 ± 14.0 13.8 ± 5.9 0.075
 30° 14.2 ± 11.8 11.8 ± 5.2 0.129
 60° 11.5 ± 11.3 9.6 ± 5.0 0.286
 90° 10.4 ± 10.5 7.6 ± 5.3 0.105
 Full Flexion 9.2 ± 10.2 6.1 ± 5.8 0.061
  1. aPaired-t test. The p values of < 0.05 was considered significant
  2. bM Measured resection, cG Modified gap balance