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Presentation of gamma-irradiated-in-air polyethylene wear in the form of a synovial cyst.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14649579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The increased wear of polyethylene sterilized with gamma irradiation in air has well been documented in the total knee arthroplasty literature. Our case report describes a patient with a well-functioning total knee replacement presenting with wear debris synovitis in the form of a large synovial cyst. We discuss this patient's preoperative evaluation, intraoperative findings, and postoperative outcome after synovectomy and polyethylene exchange. We also review the current literature on appropriate polyethylene sterilization methods.
Bryan T Edwards; Patrick B Leach; Robert Zura; R Scott Corpe; Timothy R Young
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of long-term effects of medical implants     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1050-6934     ISO Abbreviation:  J Long Term Eff Med Implants     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-27     Completed Date:  2004-01-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9110830     Medline TA:  J Long Term Eff Med Implants     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  413-7     Citation Subset:  T    
Medical College of Georgia, Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedics, Augusta, Georgia 30912, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee*
Gamma Rays*
Postoperative Complications*
Prostheses and Implants / adverse effects*
Synovial Cyst / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
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