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Autologous bone grafting without screw fixation for tibial defects in total knee arthroplasty

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Journal of Orthopaedic Science

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We evaluated 30 knees with autologous bone grafts, performed without screw fixation, for tibial defects in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The tibial defects were classified into three types: contained, flat peripheral, and slant peripheral. The resected femoral condyle was fixed with a combination of bone cement and the tibial component, without using screws. The patients were followed for an average of 6 years and 10 months. In all knees except 1, the grafted bone united and formed good continuity with the tibial floor. Autologous bone grafting without screw fixation is a simple and effective method to deal with the tibial defects in primary TKA, especially for contained and flat peripheral defects.

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Received: November 24, 2000 / Accepted: June 25, 2001

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Watanabe, W., Sato, K. & Itoi, E. Autologous bone grafting without screw fixation for tibial defects in total knee arthroplasty. J Orthop Sci 6, 481–486 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/s007760100001

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