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A five to seven years follow-up of 102 cementless Synatomic knee arthroplasties.
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PMID:  8739939     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred and two cementless Synatomic total knee prostheses were implanted in our hospital between January 1987 and October 1989. All knees were retrospectively followed up for five to seven years and examined for both pre- and postoperative clinical or radiological factors indicating aseptic loosening. The overall survival of the implants was 88.6%. The mean preoperative tibiofemoral angle of 178.5 degrees was found to be corrected immediately postoperatively to 183.4 and at the latest review to 182.3 degrees, with a slight shift towards varus which in the case of femoral component further increased during follow-up (P < 0.05). No correlation was found between tibiofemoral alignment and overall joint survival. Improvement of the preoperative marked (over 12 degrees) tibiofemoral valgus alignment correlated to clinical failure (P < 0.05). No such correlation was observed in pronounced varus knees (P = 0.897). A clear correlation was observed between the clinical outcome and the knee joint (P < 0.05) and function (P < 0.05) scores. Especially pain correlated closely with survival.
I Rinta-Kiikka; S Savilahti; J Pajamäki; T S Lindholm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annales chirurgiae et gynaecologiae     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0355-9521     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Chir Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-25     Completed Date:  1996-10-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609767     Medline TA:  Ann Chir Gynaecol     Country:  FINLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Tampere, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arthritis / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Bone Cements
Follow-Up Studies
Knee Prosthesis*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / radiography*
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Failure
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
Retrospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bone Cements

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