Implant Survivorship and Complication Rates After Total Knee Arthroplasty With a Third-Generation Cemented System: 15-Year Follow-Up

Muthana Sartawi, David Zurakowski, Aaron Rosenberg

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Abstract

This work is a retrospective cohort study evaluating patients who had undergone third-generation cemented total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with prostheses (NexGen, Zimmer Biomet) utilizing posterior-stabilized (PS) and cruciate-retaining (CR) designs at a single center at their 15-year follow-up. The purpose of this study is to determine the functional knee scores, reoperations, and long-term survivorship for patients with the NexGen Zimmer Biomet Knee system at the 15-year follow-up. In total, 99 patients who had undergone primary TKA were followed for 15 years. At the 15-year follow-up, survivorship in both study groups was similar: 98% for PS TKAs and 100% for CR TKAs. The 2 groups also showed similar functionality: 80% of the PS implants and 89% of the CR implants were associated with no or mild pain (P = .40). Reoperation rates were 2% for the PS group and 0% for the CR group (P = .38). No differences in any of the outcomes analyzed were observed between patients who had CR TKA and those who had undergone PS TKA. Our study found no significant differences in functional outcomes between PS and CR NexGen knee implants. Patients treated by both methods showed excellent longevity and survivorship at the 15-year follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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