Zonal fixation in revision total knee arthroplasty.

  title={Zonal fixation in revision total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Rhidian Morgan-Jones and Sam I S Oussedik and Heiko Graichen and F. S. Haddad},
  journal={The bone & joint journal},
  volume={97-B 2},
Revision knee arthroplasty presents a number of challenges, not least of which is obtaining solid primary fixation of implants into host bone. Three anatomical zones exist within both femur and tibia which can be used to support revision implants. These consist of the joint surface or epiphysis, the metaphysis and the diaphysis. The methods by which fixation in each zone can be obtained are discussed. The authors suggest that solid fixation should be obtained in at least two of the three zones… CONTINUE READING
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