The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 29, Issue 5, 1005 - 1008

Long-Term Survival of Semi-Constrained Total Knee Arthroplasty for Revision Surgery

Wilke, Benjamin K. et al.

Semi-constrained implants provide stability in the setting of soft-tissue deficiency in revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study evaluated our institution’s long-term survival results with a semi-constrained implant used in the revision TKA setting. 234 semi-constrained revision total knee arthroplasties were performed in 209 patients. The average follow-up was 9 years. Forty repeat revisions were performed. 5-year survival was 91% and 10-year survival was 81%. Male gender significantly increased the risk of revision. At 10 years the average range of motion, pain level, and Knee Society score improved significantly (P < 0.001). Ninety percent of patients reported an improvement in their knee. The semi-constrained implant used in revision knee arthroplasty has acceptable implant survival and functional outcomes in the long-term follow-up period.

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