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Total knee arthroplasty is a predictable operation. Unfortunately, there is a subset of patients who do not do well and require revision surgery within the first 5 years. The purpose of the current study was to analyze the mechanisms of failure in patients who had revision surgery within 5 years of their index arthroplasty. Between 1986 and 1999, 440(More)
Methods of stem fixation are a controversial aspect of revision TKA. We sought to determine which technique was superior by reviewing 475 revision TKAs done between 1986 and 2000. Of these 475 revisions, 286 major component revisions were done using 484 extended stems for fixation. Patients who died, patients who had less than 2 years follow up, or patients(More)
A white blood cell count (WBC) of >50000 cell/mm(3) from a knee aspirate with >or=80% polymorphonuclear cells (PMNCs) is suggestive of infection. This study sought to determine if these same criteria were applicable when interpreting aspirates from a total knee. Of 440 revision total knee arthroplasties, 86 patients had preoperative aspirations of the knee(More)
UNLABELLED Wear and osteolysis have been successfully treated by modular polyethylene exchange in revision hip arthroplasty. However, studies of the same approach in revision knee arthroplasty have not provided similar results. We evaluated the results of isolated polyethylene exchange for wear and/or osteolysis in 68 press-fit condylar TKAs from four(More)
We conducted a randomized controlled trial to compare efficacy of an occlusive antimicrobial barrier dressing and a standard surgical dressing in patients who underwent primary total joint arthroplasty. Two hundred sixty-two patients were randomized to receive either an occlusive dressing or a standard dressing. Wounds were closed in identical fashion.(More)
A retrospective review of patients with joint arthroplasty was performed to determine if body mass index has increased with time and if the body mass index of patients with arthroplasty was significantly different than that of the general population. We also sought to determine if reimbursement kept pace with this growing cohort. The number of obese(More)
Abyssal peridotites are assumed to represent the mantle residue of mid-ocean-ridge basalts (MORBs). However, the osmium isotopic compositions of abyssal peridotites and MORB do not appear to be in equilibrium, raising questions about the cogenetic relationship between those two reservoirs. However, the cause of this isotopic mismatch is mainly due to a(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the factors influencing wear and osteolysis in patients who have had total knee arthroplasty with the Press-Fit Condylar modular system. Two-thousand ninety-one primary total knee replacements in 1737 patients were done using the Press-Fit Condylar system at three centers. Radiographic and manufacturing data were(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: upper mantle composition seismic velocities density xenoliths attenuation We use thermodynamically self-consistent and hybrid methods to analyze the correlation of important physical parameters (e.g. bulk density, elastic moduli) with bulk Mg# and modal composition in mantle peridotites at upper mantle conditions. Temperature(More)