Mechanical Loosening of Total Knee Arthroplasty

  • Paul Lombardi
  • Alexander Miric
  • Thomas P. Sculco


In the process of evaluating possible risk factors for failure of total knee arthroplasty, multiple studies have attempted to identify patient characteristics that may predispose one to a poor result. During this process, a number of such characteristics have been suggested to affect the outcome of total knee arthroplasty, and evidence has been presented to support and refute each one of these assertions. In general, these patient characteristics can be divided into two broad categories: a) those related to patient demand, and b) those related to the quality of the bone. Factors studied in regard to patient demand on the prosthesis include the patient's age, weight, and activity level. Factors studied in regard to the bone quality include the patient's primary diagnosis, medical condition, sex and degree of preoperative joint deformity.


Total Knee Arthroplasty Total Knee Replacement Tibial Component Patellofemoral Articulation Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Lombardi
    • 1
  • Alexander Miric
    • 1
  • Thomas P. Sculco
    • 1
  1. 1.The Hospital for Special SurgeryNew York

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