The Historical Perspective of Mobile-Bearing Knee Implants

  • R. D. Jones


Conventional fixed-bearing total knees have mid to long- term follow-ups of 10–15 years demonstrating good results [6, 12, 13]. The patients in most studies of fixed- bearing implants have been older patients with low activity levels, and subsequently low demands on the implant [4].Twenty to twenty-five year results with fixed- bearing designs are unknown at this time.


Total Knee Arthroplasty Polyethylene Wear Tibial Insert Total Knee Arthroplasty Design Tibial Baseplate 
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