Successful biologic fixation with mobile-bearing total knee arthroplasty

Ivan S. Tarkin, Jay T. Bridgeman, O. Max Jardon, Kevin L. Garvin

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A popular rotating-platform total knee implanted with a cementless technique was studied to determine long-term durability of fixation. A total of 70 knees in 59 patients (34 men, 25 women) was included. The primary indication for surgery was osteoarthritis (80%). A total of 23 of the 70 knees was available at final follow-up (average, 16 years). Clinical and radiographic data suggested durable fixation. In addition, the entire cohort of patients was studied with Kaplan-Meier statistics. Survivorship with respect to aseptic loosening was 97% at 17 years. Only 1 of the 70 knees was revised for aseptic loosening. However, overall survivorship was 76%, which was primarily because of failures of the metal-backed rotating patella.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-486
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 2005


  • Cementless fixation
  • Metal-backed patella
  • Mobile bearing
  • Total knee arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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