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Fracture of posterior-stablized tibial insert in a Genesis knee prosthesis.
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PMID:  10884216     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of acute failure of a Genesis total knee arthroplasty (Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics, Memphis, TN) resulting from fracture of the eminence of the polyethylene posterior-stabilized tibial insert implanted in a revision procedure. A hyperflexion movement was responsible for shear stress on the insert with subsequent breakage. The correct diagnosis was obtained by arthroscopy, and the open substitution of the broken insert led to complete recovery of the prosthesis. This is the first report of mechanical breakage of a Genesis prosthesis.
M Mariconda; G Lotti; C Milano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of arthroplasty     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0883-5403     ISO Abbreviation:  J Arthroplasty     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-05     Completed Date:  2000-12-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703515     Medline TA:  J Arthroplasty     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  529-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedic Clinic, School of Medicine, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
Knee Prosthesis*
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Failure*
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