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Review of a failed knee replacement and some observations on the design of a knee resurfacing prosthesis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery. Archiv für orthopädische und Unfall-Chirurgie
Publication Date
Volume
97
Issue
2
Pages
87–89
Identifiers
PMID: 7458604
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

In a review of failed knee replacements, one design was found to have a seventy-three percent failure rate at three years. In this design the tibial component resembled the MacIntosh prosthesis and the femoral component was polyester. Failure in most cases resulted from generation of wear debris resulting in a severe synovitis and loosening of the femoral component. These findings suggest that the femoral component should be metal and the tibial component plastic, and that if the tibial component is backed with metal, in most cases it need not be cemented in place.

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