Anterior-posterior glide mobile-bearing total knee arthroplasty: complications related to prosthesis design
Bo-Hyun Hwang ; Woo-Suk Lee ; Chang-Dong Han ; Ick-Hwan Yang ; Kwan-Kyu Park
Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol.26(8) : 1438-~1444, 2011
Journal of Arthroplasty
The aim of this study was to evaluate complications related to prosthesis design in patients managed with cemented total knee arthroplasty using anterior-posterior glide mobile-bearing prosthesis. One hundred eighty-three total knee arthroplasties were performed using this prosthesis on 146 patients, with a minimum of 7 years of follow-up. There were late dislocations of the bearing in 2 knees, anterior soft tissue impingements in 6 knees at an earlier follow-up, excessive anteroposterior translation in 5 knees, and a fracture of the femoral component induced by osteolysis in 1 knee. Design modifications in the restraint mechanisms of the anterior-posterior glide mobile-bearing prosthesis may be required to minimize the development of complications with regard to sagittal instability and to improve the prosthesis' longevity.