The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 28, Issue 4, 598 - 603

Total Knee Arthroplasty With Fully Porous-Coated Stems For The Treatment of Large Bone Defects

Gross, Thomas P. et al.

Between February1999 and April 2006, 25 patients (28 knees) underwent a TKA by a single surgeon. At an average final follow-up of 7±2 years (range, 3–10 years), 34 (100%) of 34 fully porous stems had achieved bone ingrowth. However, one case (3%) had a component loosening due to the de-bonding of sheets of beads from the stem. The remaining cases remained well fixed. Three well-fixed stems in 2 patients failed from deep infection. There was one reoperation required for a femoral periprosthetic fracture. Our 10-year experience shows that fully porous-coated stems reliably achieve durable fixation in complex primary and revision TKA allowing the surgeon to bypass large bone defects and gain fixation in diaphyseal bone.

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