Severe metallosis after unicompartmental knee arthroplasty


We report on a case of a patient who had femoral osteolysis and severe metallosis of the knee joint resulting from the secondary abrasive wear of the metal-backed tibial component of a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty due to massive wear of tibial polyethylene. The failure was diagnosed 11 years after implantation. This metallosis affected the intra… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00167-006-0207-6


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