The hypothesis of the proposed study is that performing total knee arthroplasty through a
mini subvastus approach results in statistically significant differences in one or more of
the above functional outcome measures, when compared in a blinded, prospective, controlled,
randomized manner to mini-medial arthrotomy approach.
1. Analyses of lower extremity functional activities (gait and stairs)
2. Strength of thigh musculature
3. Self-assessment of the functional outcomes
4. Return to the activities of daily living and sports activities