Our goal was to determine the 7-year survivorship of a total knee arthroplasty system with all-polyethylene tibial components. From June 1996 to December 1997, 129 consecutive patients (177 knees) (≥70 years old) underwent such primary arthroplasty at 2 centers in the United States. The 88 patients (120 knees) with 7 years or more of follow-up were evaluated radiographically and functionally. Average results included: Knee Society Score, 93.7 points (SD, 8.1); Knee Society function score, 68.9 points (SD, 27.6); range of motion, 119° (SD, 10.9); osteolysis, 0%; stress shielding, 6.6%; progressive radiolucencies, 2.5%; Kaplan-Meier survivorship (revision), 99.4% (95% confidence intervals, 98.2%-100.0%). At midterm follow-up, an all-polyethylene tibial component proved to be an excellent surgical option for total knee arthroplasty in an elderly patient population.
- all-poly tibias
- midterm results
- total knee arthroplasty
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine