The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 28, Issue 2, 374.e13 - 374.e16

Spontaneous Late Dissociation of the Tibial Insert After High-Flex Posterior-Stabilized Genesis II Total Knee Arthroplasty

Lee, Dae-Hee et al.

We report a rare complication of spontaneous late dissociation of the tibial insert 2 years after total knee arthroplasty using a high-flex posterior-stabilized Genesis II prosthesis (Smith & Nephew, Memphis, Tenn). It appears that 2 factors may have contributed to dissociation, namely, incomplete seating of the insert and the design of the prosthesis, which involves a shallow anterior tab snap-fit locking mechanism and thin dovetail lips.

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