The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 28, Issue 1, 7 - 13

Excellent Fixation Achieved With Cementless Posteriorly Stabilized Total Knee Arthroplasty

Harwin, Steven F. et al.

Cementless posteriorly stabilized (PS) total knee arthroplasty has not been widely accepted primarily because of prior unpredictable results and concern about micromotion at the tibial fixation interface caused by the cam/post interaction. A prospective consecutive series of 114 cementless, tricompartmental periapatite-coated single-radius PS implants in 110 patients with a mean age 62 years was performed to determine if initial stability and biologic fixation could be achieved. At a mean follow-up of 36 months, all implants demonstrated radiographic evidence of stable biologic fixation with no evidence of loosening, osteolysis, stress shielding, or progressive radiolucent lines. Based on these early results, cementless, periapatite-coated single-radius PS total knee arthroplasty offers marked promise.

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