The All-Polyethylene Tibial Component in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty

Gioe, Terence J.; Maheshwari, Aditya V.
February 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 2, p478
Academic Journal
The article discusses the utilization of all-polyethylene tibial component in total knee arthroplasty. It presents a comparison of advantages and disadvantages between all-polyethylene tibial component and metal-backed modular component based on efficacy, implant costs, and modularity. It also explores the ideal design and surgical technique in using all-polyethylene tibial implants. It also concludes that an equal consideration must be given to both metal-backed and all-polyethylene implants.


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