Long Term Clinical Outcome of Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Effect Posterior Cruciate Retaining Design

  • Irini Tatani
  • Antonios Kouzelis
  • Panagiotis Megas

Abstract

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has provided high success rates (90 %), with many studies reporting survival rates over 95 % after 10 or more years [1–10]. As technology has evolved several different TKA designs, such as the PCL retaining TKA (CR TKA) the posterior stabilized TKA (PS TKA), and the anterior stabilized TKA (AS TKA or ultra-congruent TKA), have been utilized. There is still debate among surgeons over which knee arthroplasty design should be used for primary TKA. In order to further improve the procedure, debate has arisen regarding sources of failure in TKA, including thorough evaluation of the function and role of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).

Keywords

Polyethylene Osteoarthritis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irini Tatani
    • 1
  • Antonios Kouzelis
    • 1
  • Panagiotis Megas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyUniversity Hospital of PatrasRionGreece

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