Preliminary experience with a total knee prosthesis with porous coating used without cement.

@article{Hungerford1983PreliminaryEW,
  title={Preliminary experience with a total knee prosthesis with porous coating used without cement.},
  author={D S. Johns Hopkins Hungerford and Ralph Kenna},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1983},
  volume={176},
  pages={95-107}
}
Preliminary results of implanting a total knee prosthesis with a porous coating without cement in 41 patients (46 knees) followed up for four to 25 months have shown no clinical interface failures. Radiographs show that intimate contact between bone and prosthesis is maintained for as long as two years. Instrumentation is particularly critical to cementless application but also important to all total knee arthroplasties. Prosthetic design may also be critical for cementless operations. An… CONTINUE READING