Porous-coated metaphyseal sleeves provide stable fixation in the revision total knee arthroplasty.
A recent study by Catherine J. Fedorka, published May 2018 in the KSSTA scientific journal, confirms the suitability of the use of metaphyseal sleeves in the revision total knee arthroplasty.
One of the problems in revision total knee arthroplasty is the presence of bone defects on the joint surfaces. These defects of bone substance make the fixation of the revision implants challenging. For many years now, porous-coated metaphyseal sleeves have been used to overcome this problem with good results.
In the present study, a retrospective review was conducted on 50 patients, with a median follow-up of 58.8 months, in order to evaluate the implant fixation and the clinical outcomes. The conclusion is that the porous-coated metaphyseal sleeves fill the bone defects and provide evidence of radiographic ingrowth, and thus they are helpful for short-term stable fixation of the implant
These results confirm the convenience of these sleeves in the revision total knee arthroplasty. At Clinica Adler we started using these sleeves since their appearance, and our results are comparable to those ones published in several studies, including our own study published in 2015 with Dr. Marco Strauch as one of the authors.
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