The evolving incidence and reasons for re-operation after fixed-bearing PCL retaining total knee arthroplasty

R. D. Scott

Abstract

PCL retaining fixed-bearing TKA is a highly successful operation with the need for more surgery occurring at the rate of approximately 0.4% per year over the first 27 years. The most common cause for revision surgery is related to polyethylene insert failure and accounts for approximately 50% of re-operations. Late metastatic infection is the next most frequent cause followed by patellar problems, late instability and component loosening in decreasing frequency. A myriad of rare miscellaneous problems can also occur.

Footnotes

  • No benefits in any form have been received or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article.

    The author receives royalties for knee prostheses manufactured by DePuy, Inc., but none were received for the prostheses reported in this study.This paper is based on a study which was presented at the Winter 2011 Current Concepts in Joint Replacement meeting in Orlando, Florida, 7th – 10th December.

    The author receives royalties for knee prostheses manufactured by DePuy, Inc., but none were received for the prostheses reported in this study.

  • Received September 19, 2012.
  • Accepted September 19, 2012.
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