A trabecular metal tibial component in total knee replacement in patients younger than 60 years
2008 (English)In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, ISSN 0301-620X, Vol. 90-B, no 12, 1585-1593 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We compared the performance of uncemented trabecular metal tibial components in total knee replacement with that of cemented tibial components in patients younger than 60 years over two years using radiostereophotogrammetric analysis (RSA). A total of 22 consecutive patients (mean age 53 years, 33 to 59, 26 knees) received an uncemented NexGen trabecular metal cruciate-retaining monobloc tibial component and 19 (mean 53 years, 44 to 59, 21 knees) a cemented NexGen Option cruciate-retaining modular tibial component.
All the trabecular metal components migrated during the initial three months and then stabilised. The exception was external rotation, which did not stabilise until 12 months. Unlike conventional metal-backed implants which displayed a tilting migration comprising subsidence and lift-off from the tibial tray, most of the trabecular metal components showed subsidence only, probably due to the elasticity of the implant.
This pattern of subsidence is regarded as being beneficial for uncemented fixation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 90-B, no 12, 1585-1593 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-11313DOI: 10.1302/0301-620X.90B12.20797OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-11313DiVA: diva2:150984