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Revision total knee arthroplasty for aseptic failure.
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PMID:  3335109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-four patients with 28 failed total knee arthroplasties replaced with porous-coated anatomic (PCA) primary or revision components were studied over a two- to four-year period. Overall, there were 68% good and excellent results and three failures. When evaluated according to mode of failure, 83% of the patients who had a definable mechanical problem achieved good or excellent results. Patients who had revision operations for incapacitating pain or in whom no clearly definable problem could be ascertained before operation were not significantly improved. Complications that led to poor results were deep sepsis, wound necrosis, and extensor mechanism abnormalities.
M A Jacobs; D S Hungerford; K A Krackow; D W Lennox
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  1988 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-02-09     Completed Date:  1988-02-09     Revised Date:  2005-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-85     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Baltimore, MD 21239.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Knee Joint / physiology,  radiography
Knee Prosthesis*
Middle Aged
Necrosis / etiology
Postoperative Complications / etiology
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Failure
Surgical Wound Infection / etiology

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