Two hundred seventy-nine primary total knee arthroplasties were performed with a modular, cemented, third-generation, posterior-stabilized prosthesis. At mean follow-up of 48 months (range, 24-72 months), the outcomes of 238 knees (85%) were evaluated with the Knee Society's Knee and Functional Scoring Systems and Roentgenographic Scoring System. The mean preoperative Knee Society Knee Score was 48 points compared with 96 points at latest follow-up. There were no cases of patellar clunk, symptomatic patellar maltracking, or posterior dislocation. There was no radiographic evidence of loosening or osteolysis, and no revisions were performed or recommended for loosening, osteolysis, instability, or polyethylene wear. Three patients developed late infections. These early results support the ongoing use of this design; however, long-term studies will be required.
- posterior-stabilized prosthesis
- total knee arthroplasty
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine