The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 27, Issue 6, 1190 - 1195

Long-Term Follow-Up of Anatomic Graduated Component Total Knee Arthroplasty

Huizinga, Maarten R. et al.

The aims of this study were to determine survival rate, the clinical performance, and radiologic results of an Anatomic Graduated Component (AGC) total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Survival analysis was assessed by analyzing all hospital records of 211 AGC TKAs in 177 patients after 15 to 20 years. The survival rate was 87%, with failure defined as revision for any reason including infection. The main reasons for failure were infection and failure of the metal-backed patellar component. Clinical evaluation of 30 patients (33 TKAs) and questionnaires of 20 patients (23 TKAs) were taken, showing moderate to good results (mean Knee Society Score, 51; mean Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis index, 82; mean University of California Los Angeles score, 4). Radiologic evaluation of 13 TKAs in 12 patients showed that none was suspect for loosening. Three knees showed significant medial wear but no clinical complaints. In conclusion, this is one of the first studies showing that AGC total knee prosthesis has good results 15 to 20 years after surgery.

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