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During a validation process of the Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Register (SKAR), living registered patients were sent a questionnaire to ask if they had been reoperated on. This gave an opportunity to pose a simple four-point question with respect to patient satisfaction which 95% of patients answered. We analyzed the answers of patients operated on between(More)
Surgically revised deep infected primary knee arthroplasties reported to the Swedish knee arthroplasty register during the years 1986-2000 were studied with respect to microbiology, antimicrobial susceptibility pattern and changes over time. In early, delayed and late infections, coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) were most prevalent (105/299, 35.1%),(More)
Open Access-This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the source is credited. The story goes that a failed surgery in the early 1970s, in which a left knee implant was inserted in the right knee (or vice(More)
A total of 10,474 unicompartmental knee arthroplasties was performed for medial osteoarthritis in Sweden between 1986 and 1995. We sought to establish whether the number of operations performed in an orthopaedic unit affected the incidence of revision. Three different implants were analysed: one with a high revision rate, known to have unfavourable(More)
1976 through 1992, 30,003 primary knee arthroplasties and their revisions have been recorded in a nation-wide Swedish study. We report on the structure of the register, demographic data and survivorship. We found that operations for osteoarthrosis (OA) counted for the increase in number of arthroplasties in contrast to rheumatoid arthritis (RA), where the(More)
A prospective nation-wide study of knee arthroplasty has been under way in Sweden since October 1975. By the end of 1983, 4505 arthroplasties for osteoarthritis and 3495 for rheumatoid arthritis had been recorded and reviewed one, three and six years after the operation. Using actuarial methods, the probability of the prosthesis remaining in situ after six(More)
From 1975, when the Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Register (SKAR) started, until the end of 1997, 57,533 primary arthroplasties and revisions have been registered. Recently, the register underwent a comprehensive validation and update regarding revisions. We now report on general demographic and epidemiological data for the whole period and on the survivorship(More)
The incidence of deep infection after 12,118 primary knee arthroplasties performed in Sweden from October 1, 1975 through 1985 with a median follow-up of 6 years was 1.7 percent for arthrosis and 4.4 percent for rheumatoid arthritis. Risk factors for infection were large prostheses, postoperative wound-healing complications, rheumatoid arthritis, a prior(More)
In the Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Study, all 699 Oxford meniscal bearing cemented unicompartmental prostheses (Biomet, Bridgend, UK) were identified and analyzed regarding failure pattern and compared with all Marmor prostheses (Smith & Nephew Richards, Orthez, France) and with a time-, age-, and sex-matched subset of Marmor prostheses using survival(More)
Forty-two consecutive knee arthroplasties on rheumatoid knees (19 Attenborough, 20 Total Condylar, 3 Marmor) were examined pre- and postoperatively for signs of below-the-knee nerve lesions. Sixteen of these knees were also studied neurophysiologically (EMG). Four patients (knees) had peroneal nerve palsy, three early and one late. Three further knees had(More)