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Catastrophic Failure of a Conforming Type of Total Knee Replacement A Case Report

Li, Emile, C.; Ritter, Merrill, A.; Montgomery, Thomas; Furman, Bridgette, D.; Li, Stephen; Wright, Timothy, M.

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: December 1996 - Volume 333 - Issue - p 234–238
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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 noncon-forming total knee replacements in the future.

From the Center for Hip and Knee Surgery, Mooresville, IN.

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