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Fractures of the femur in the presence of a total knee arthroplasty may occur intraoperatively or postoperatively. Management of these fractures is often challenging because of a variety of factors, including those related to the fracture itself, and the quality of the bone, prosthesis, and patient. Treatment options include nonoperative methods, reduction(More)
As the total number of knee arthroplasties increase, the frequency with which periprosthetic fractures will be encountered can be expected to increase as well. The classification of these fractures is an important aspect in the development of an understanding of these problems. Adequate classification systems allow accurate communication between researchers(More)
Patellar resurfacing in total knee arthroplasty remains controversial. This study evaluates the results of resurfacing and nonresurfacing the patella in a randomized controlled, clinical trial at a minimum of 10 years followup. One hundred knees (90 patients) with osteoarthritis were enrolled in a prospective randomized clinical trial using a(More)
We demonstrate the direct involvement of increased collagenase activity in the cleavage of type II collagen in osteoarthritic human femoral condylar cartilage by developing and using antibodies reactive to carboxy-terminal (COL2-3/4C(short)) and amino-terminal (COL2-1/4N1) neoepitopes generated by cleavage of native human type II collagen by collagenase(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative analgesia with the use of parenteral opioids or epidural analgesia can be associated with troublesome side effects. Good perioperative analgesia facilitates rehabilitation, improves patient satisfaction, and may reduce the hospital stay. We investigated the analgesic effect of locally injected drugs around a total knee prosthesis.(More)
In 99 patients, 107 knee replacements were revised in two centers by two surgeons using a single revision total knee arthroplasty system. A retrospective radiographic review of joint line position before and after revision total knee arthroplasty was made, and compared with the joint line position before primary knee arthroplasty. Prospectively collected(More)
Extensor mechanism complications following 281 knee arthroplasties that included patellar resurfacing, performed by two surgeons in one hospital over a 6-year period, were reviewed. The mean follow-up period was 42 months. There were 28 (10%) extensor mechanism complications: 3 quadriceps tendon ruptures, 5 patellar fractures, 4 patellar tendon ruptures, 11(More)
The results of 106 high tibial valgus osteotomies in 85 patients were evaluated after a minimum 10-year followup to determine survivorship, complications, and risk factors associated with failure. Using Kaplan-Meier survivorship analysis, 73% of patients at 5 years, 51% of patients at 10 years, 39% at 15 years, and 30% at 20 years after high tibial(More)
Forty-two patients with pilon fractures were followed 24 to 96 (mean, 53) months post-fracture. Fractures were classified as Type I (26%), Type II (29%), or Type III (45%) as defined by Ruedi and Allgower. Type I fractures were usually torsional in nature whereas Type II and III injures were usually the result of a fall from a height or motor vehicle(More)
We identified five (2.3%) fractures of the stem in a series of 219 revision procedures using a cementless, cylindrical, extensively porous-coated, distally-fixed femoral stem. Factors relating to the patients, the implant and the operations were compared with those with intact stems. Finite-element analysis was performed on two of the fractured implants.(More)