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Total condylar knee arthroplasty in osteoarthritis. A four- to six-year follow-up evaluation of 103 cases.
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PMID:  2910597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred and three consecutive total condylar knee prostheses in patients with gonarthrosis inserted from 1979 to 1981 have been prospectively followed for four to six years. According to the New York Hospital for Special Surgery Knee Rating Scale, 58 knees (56%) were rated excellent; 34 (33%), good; seven (7%), fair; and four (4%), poor at the latest follow-up evaluation. The median preoperative score was 57 points and the median postoperative score 87 points. Thirteen knees (13%) had a radiolucency with a width of 2 mm or more beneath one or more of three tibial zones. In only one case did this represent a clinical loosening. Six knees (6%) had complications requiring reoperation. One deep infection was treated with an arthrodesis, one patellar button was revised after a traumatic patellar fracture, and three superficial skin necroses were surgically managed. Moreover, in one mechanically loosened tibial component, a revision has been planned. No complications were fatal. The modified total condylar I prosthesis is an excellent prosthetic design with a low failure rate in gonarthrosis.
P Kjaersgaard-Andersen; I Hvid; J O Wethelund; O Sneppen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  1989 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-02-14     Completed Date:  1989-02-14     Revised Date:  2005-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-73     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Orthopaedic Hospital, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Follow-Up Studies
Knee Joint / physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Knee Prosthesis* / adverse effects
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis / physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Prospective Studies
Prosthesis Design

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