Failure of a cemented all-polyethylene patellar component of a Press-Fit Condylar Total Knee arthroplasty.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 65-year-old woman had a posterior cruciate-retaining cemented Press-Fit Condylar (PFC; Johnson & Johnson Professional, Inc., Raynham, MA) knee replacement with resurfacing of the patella using a cemented all-polyethylene, 3-peg component. Five years postoperatively, the patient developed anterior knee pain. The patella tracked normally, but radiographs showed a shift of the patellar component. At revision, there was shear failure of all 3 fixation pegs and loosening of the component. Revision with a cemented Press-Fit Condylar Sigma patellar 3-peg component (Johnson & Johnson Professional, Inc., Raynham, MA) was performed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Francke, EI; Lachiewicz, PF

Published Date

  • February 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 234 - 237

PubMed ID

  • 10708093

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-5403

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0883-5403(00)90396-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States