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01.03.2012 | Original Paper | Ausgabe 3/2012 Open Access

International Orthopaedics 3/2012

All-polyethylene tibial components in TKA in rheumatoid arthritis: a 25-year follow-up study

Zeitschrift:
International Orthopaedics > Ausgabe 3/2012
Autoren:
Klaas-Auke Nouta, Bart G. Pijls, Rob G. H. H. Nelissen
Wichtige Hinweise
Department of Orthopaedics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands Universal Trial Number (UTN) U1111-1113-6472; Dutch Trial Registry (NTR) TC 2218

Abstract

Purpose

There is renewed interest in the all-polyethylene tibial component in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Long-term results of this prosthesis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, however, are limited. Therefore, we studied 104 primary cemented all-polyethylene tibial TKA in 80 consecutive RA patients for up to 25 years to determine the long-term survival of all-polyethylene tibial components in patients suffering from end stage RA.

Methods

We estimated revision rates according the revision rate per 100 observed component years used in national joint registries. Kaplan–Meier was used to estimate survival curves.

Results

During the 25-year follow-up, three revisions for tibial component loosening were performed. The mean revision rate of all-polyethylene tibial components with revision for aseptic loosening as the endpoint was 0.09 per 100 observed component years. This corresponds to a revision rate of 0.9% after ten years and 2.25% after 25 years. Survivorship according to Kaplan–Meier was 100% at ten years and 87.5% at 25 years [95% confidence interval (CI) 64.6–100)].

Conclusion

This study shows good long-term results of all-polyethylene tibial TKA in patients with RA. RA patients with multiple-joint inflammation may be less physically active than osteoarthritis patients, resulting in a lower demand on the prosthesis, and these patients may, indeed, be good candidates for all-polyethylene tibial TKA. Our results suggest that all-polyethylene tibial TKA could be a successful and cost-saving treatment for end-stage knee arthritis in RA patients.

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