Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients With a Prior Tibial Plateau Fracture: A Long-Term Report at 15 Years

Matthew Abdel, Philipp von Roth, William W. Cross, Daniel J. Berry, Robert T. Trousdale, David G. Lewallen

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The goal of the current study was to determine the 15-year outcomes of 62 patients who underwent a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) after a prior tibial plateau fracture. Mean age at the index surgical intervention was 63 years. At most recent followup, there were 11 revisions. The 15-year survivorship free from revision for aseptic loosening was 96%. In unrevised cases, the components were radiographically well-fixed. There were a total of 21 complications, 90% of which occurred at <2 years. While patients undergoing TKA after a tibial plateau fracture have an increased rate of complications, the 15-year results indicate that subsequent survivorship is similar to that of patients undergoing TKA for degenerative arthritis if early complications can be avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2170-2172
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015



  • Complications
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Survivorship
  • Tibia plateau fracture
  • Total knee arthroplasty (TKA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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