The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 28, Issue 7, 1130 - 1134

Long-term Survival Rate of Implants and Modes of Failure After Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty by a Single Surgeon

Bae, Dae Kyung et al.

The purpose of the present study was to analyze the survival rate of implants and mode of failure after revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using one type of modular prosthesis by a single surgeon. From September 1990 to June 2009, 224 revision TKAs were performed in 194 patients. The 5-, 8-, and 10-year survival rates were 97.2%, 91.6%, and 86.1%, respectively. Re-revision TKAs were performed in 20 knees because of infection (seven knees), loosening (six knees), polyethylene wear (six knees), and periprosthetic fractures (one knee). The long-term survival rate of revision TKA was satisfactory, but careful attention is necessary to detect the late failure. The prevention of infection and the stable fixation of components are required at the time of revision TKA.

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