Failed cementless total knee arthroplasty presenting as osteolysis of the fibular head

Ricardo J. Rodriguez, Robert L. Barrack

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Abstract

Large osteolytic lesions can occur adjacent to cementless total knee arthroplasty components. This occurrence frequently is related to suboptimal design features leading to the generation of metal or polyethylene wear debris. Occasionally, such lesions can mimic a bone tumor. A case of a lyric lesion of the fibular head adjacent to a failed cementless knee arthroplasty is described along with a description of the damaged retrieved component that led to the failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-242
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Osteolysis
  • Polyethylene
  • Total knee arthroplasty
  • Wear debris

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