Comparison between highly cross-linked and conventional polyethylene in total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Minoda2009ComparisonBH,
  title={Comparison between highly cross-linked and conventional polyethylene in total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Yukihide Minoda and Masaharu Aihara and Akira Sakawa and Shinichi Fukuoka and Keiko Hayakawa and Masuhiro Tomita and Naoya Umeda and Kenji Ohzono},
  journal={The Knee},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={348-51}
}
The use of highly cross-linked polyethylene in total knee prostheses is still controversial. The aim of the present study was to compare radiographic and clinical results of using conventional and highly cross-linked polyethylene in cruciate retaining total knee prostheses of completely the same design. Two hundred and two consecutive total knee arthroplasties (NexGen CR, Zimmer) were performed using the same procedure. The first consecutive 113 knees had conventional polyethylene insert and… CONTINUE READING

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