Long-term Results of the Cemented Total Condylar Knee

  • Giles R. Scuderi
  • John N. Insall
  • Russell E. Windsor

Abstract

Cemented total knee arthroplasty has evolved over the decades from simple surface replacements to highly technical designs affording the orthopaedic surgeon the ability to correct deformities of the knee, maintain motion, and relieve pain. The results represent the work of many investigators with different prostheses who have refined the designs, improved surgical technique, and defined the principles of total knee arthroplasty. While other surgeons are advocates of cementless fixation (Hungerford et al. 1987), we continue to be advocates of cement fixation of total knee arthroplasties. Methylmethacrylate provides immediate fixation of prosthetic components to bone and has been widely used in total knee arthroplasty.

Keywords

Arthritis Ischemia Polyethylene Osteoarthritis Lution 

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  • Giles R. Scuderi
  • John N. Insall
  • Russell E. Windsor

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