Evolution of the Rotating Hinge for Complex Total Knee Arthroplasty

  title={Evolution of the Rotating Hinge for Complex Total Knee Arthroplasty},
  author={R. Barrack},
  journal={Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research},
  • R. Barrack
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
  • Initial rotating hinge total knee designs were associated with a high failure rate. More recent designs have improved the patellofemoral articulation and the rotating hinge mechanism, added modular canal filling slotted fluted stems and metaphyseal sleeves, and improved the articulation between the mobile-bearing element and the tibial component. A series of patients with complex problems was studied. They underwent knee arthroplasty using a second generation rotating hinge component… CONTINUE READING
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