R. Y. Hori, J. L. Lewis, R. L. Wixson, G. M. Kramer

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Retrieval analysis is an efficient means of monitoring and evaluating the problems associated with total joint replacements. In 5 years, 130 prostheses have been collected from 8 hospitals in the Chicago area, including 75 hips and 52 knees. All data are summarized and coded for computer analysis. Total hip replacements are being removed at a relatively constant rate with no evidence of an increase in removal with time. In contrast, the majority of total knee replacements collected were removed within 3 years of the original surgery. Fractured and cracked components appear to be almost always associated with loosening. Unlike most other TJR components which usually debond at the bone-cement interface, femoral stems, when loosened, generally debond at the cement-component interface. Such debonding may ultimately lead to gross component loosening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)509-557
Number of pages49
JournalNational Bureau of Standards, Special Publication
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventNatl Bur Stand Spec Publ 601, Implant Retr, Mater and Biol Anal, Proc of a Conf - Gaitherburg, MD, USA
Duration: May 1 1980May 3 1980

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    Hori, R. Y., Lewis, J. L., Wixson, R. L., & Kramer, G. M. (2017). ANALYSIS OF 130 REMOVED TOTAL HIPS AND KNEES. National Bureau of Standards, Special Publication, 509-557.