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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)
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)
By combining data from the Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Register and Swedish census registers we have calculated the past age-specific incidence of primary knee arthroplasties and predicted the demand. During the last 20 years, osteoarthrosis has accounted for the largest increase in number of knee arthroplasties while operations for rheumatoid arthritis(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)
Forty-eight patients with 51 infected knee arthroplasties were treated at the authors' institution between 1973 and 1986 and followed for 5.5 (range, 0-14) years. Six methods to treat the infections were employed: antibiotics only, soft-tissue surgery, removal of the prosthesis, revision arthroplasty, arthrodesis, and amputation. Failure of the initial(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)
Ninety-one patients with attempted arthrodesis after failed knee arthroplasty were identified in a prospective nationwide study of knee arthroplasties performed from October 1975 through January 1982 in Sweden. The study included 43 hinged or stabilized, 34 bi- or tricompartment, and 14 unicompartment endoprostheses. Three-fourths of the failures were(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)
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)