Early Experience with Vitamin E Antioxidant-Infused Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene Inserts in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty.

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BACKGROUND In past decades, polyethylene wear was a major cause of failure in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Polyethylene for use in arthroplasty has been vastly improved in recent years, with improved materials as well as manufacturing and sterilization processes. Testing has shown that infusion of vitamin E prevents oxidative degradation of polyethylene… (More)

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