Wear and osteolysis around total knee arthroplasty.

Osteolysis induced by wear debris of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene has emerged as a significant problem after total knee arthroplasty. The generation of polyethylene wear and the development of osteolysis around total knee arthroplasty are caused by a combination of patient, implant, and surgical factors. Activity level over time may be the most… CONTINUE READING