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Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1996 Dec;(333):234-8.

Catastrophic failure of a conforming type of total knee replacement: a case report.

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Center for Hip and Knee Surgery, Mooresville, IN 46158, USA.


A case study is presented to illustrate the concept of femoral component failure secondary to polyethylene wear in a 67 year old man, 13 years after he had conforming type total knee replacements. This case illustrates the theory that this observed problem may be a leading cause of failure in conforming and nonconforming total knee replacements in the future.

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