Unexpected wear of an unicompartimental knee arthroplasty in oxidized zirconium.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_54EA3379B554
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Unexpected wear of an unicompartimental knee arthroplasty in oxidized zirconium.
Journal
Acta orthopaedica Belgica
Author(s)
Luyet A., Fischer J.F., Jolles B.M., Lunebourg A.
ISSN
0001-6462 (Print)
ISSN-L
0001-6462
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/2015
Volume
81
Number
4
Pages
790-795
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Unicompartimental knee arthroplasty is a successful procedure for the treatment of localized osteoarthritis to one compartment of the knee with good long-term results. However, several modes of failure of unicompartimental knee arthroplasty have been described, namely aseptic or septic loosening, progression of disease, wear, and instability. Metallosis after unicompartimental knee arthroplasty is rarely reported and is most often related with polyethylene wear or break. We report on a case of rapid failure of unicompartimental knee arthroplasty in oxidized zirconium associated with metallosis secondary to the dislocation of the polyethylene.

Keywords
Aged, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee/methods, Female, Humans, Knee Prosthesis, Metal-on-Metal Joint Prostheses, Osteoarthritis, Knee/surgery, Prosthesis Design, Zirconium
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