Long-term results with the first patellofemoral prosthesis.

  title={Long-term results with the first patellofemoral prosthesis.},
  author={Philippe Cartier and J L Sanouiller and Ahmed Khefacha},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
UNLABELLED We retrospectively reviewed 70 patients, representing 79 knees, who had isolated patellofemoral arthroplasty between 1975 and 1991 using the Richards II and III implants. Seventy-five percent of the prostheses were still functioning at a minimum of 6 and average followup of 10 years after implantation. The main cause of failure was secondary femorotibial osteoarthritic deterioration (8 knees). Only two complications of a mechanical nature related to the implant have been observed… CONTINUE READING

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