ICJR Interviews: Insights into Why Total Knees Fail

    Arthrofibrosis and chronic infection are the leading causes of reoperation and revision, respectively, in primary total knee arthroplasty, according to a review of nearly 5100 primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures performed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, between 2002 and 2012.

    For all procedures, a cemented, modular metal-backed, posterior-stabilized knee designs was used and the patella was resurfaced, and all patients had a diagnosis of osteoarthritis.

    Click the image above to hear Matthew P. Abdel, MD, discuss the methodology, findings, and implications of the study, “Contemporary Failure Mechanisms after TKA: Arthrofibrosis & Chronic Infection Continue the Charge” (Paper 472), which was presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Orlando.

    Producer: Susan Doan Johnson; Director and Post Production: Charles J. Maynard