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UNLABELLED Operative options for the younger patient with an arthritic knee remain controversial. We prospectively followed 1047 patients 55 years old or younger who underwent knee arthroplasty in a community joint registry over a 14-year period. Patients were implanted with 1047 joints of three predominant designs by 48 surgeons in four hospitals(More)
UNLABELLED The advantages of the monoblock design and lower cost have prompted renewed interest in the all-polyethylene tibia in total knee arthroplasty. We prospectively followed patients with all-polyethylene tibial total knee arthroplasties over a 14-year period. Since 1991, 443 total knee arthroplasties using an all-polyethylene tibia component were(More)
Clinical failures of all-polyethylene tibial components in total knee arthroplasty generally have been failures of design, not materials. The current study was designed to compare a modern congruent all-polyethylene tibial component with a metal-backed tibial component with the same articular design and geometry. All patients older than 60 years of age(More)
The advantages of a monoblock design and lower cost have generated renewed interest in all-polyethylene tibial components for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We hypothesized an all-polyethylene design would function equivalently to a metal-backed modular design at lower cost and at long-term followup. We report the 8- to 12-year followup of our earlier(More)
Since 1991, 5760 knee arthroplasty procedures done by 53 surgeons have been registered in a community joint implant registry and were reviewed regarding initial revision done within the healthcare system. The 168 revisions done represented 2.9% of the knee arthroplasties between September 1991 and December 2002. Survival was defined as the absence of(More)
BACKGROUND Routine patellar resurfacing performed at the time of knee arthroplasty is controversial, with some evidence of utility in both TKA (tricompartmental) and bicompartmental knee arthroplasty. However, whether one approach results in better implant survival remains unclear. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We asked whether (1) routine patellar resurfacing in(More)
BACKGROUND Deep wound infection (DWI) in total knee (TKA) and total hip (THA) arthroplasty has been shown to highly correlate with superficial surgical site infection (SSSI). Although several studies have reported hospital factors that predispose to SSSI, patient factors have not been clearly elucidated. METHODS All patients undergoing TKA (n = 1181) and(More)
BACKGROUND Metal-on-metal (MOM) THA bearing technology has focused on improving the arc of motion and stability and minimizing wear compared with traditional metal-on-polyethylene (MOP) bearing couples. It is unclear whether this more costly technology adds value in terms of improved implant survival. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES This study evaluated Kaplan-Meier(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify the specific comorbidities and demographic factors that are independently associated with an increased risk of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) in total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients. A case-control study design was used to compare 88 patients who underwent unilateral primary THA and developed PJI with 499(More)
BACKGROUND Irrigation and débridement (I&D) of periprosthetic infection (PPI) is associated with infection control ranging from 16% to 47%. Mitigating factors include organism type, host factors, and timing of intervention. While the influence of organism type and host factors has been clarified, the timing of intervention remains unclear. (More)