Author(s): Asif S, Choon DS
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Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the midterm results of 50 patients who underwent total knee replacement using Press Fit Condylar (PFC) Sigma system. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 87 consecutive cases (50 patients with 37 bilateral cases) of PFC Sigma total knee replacement performed between January 1998 and December 1999. Patients were evaluated clinically and radiographically by an independent observer. The American Knee Society Score, Oxford Knee Score, and Knee Society radiographic assessment were used to rate knee function and to determine the satisfaction level of each patient. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients at the time of operation was 65 years (range, 41-85 years). The mean follow-up period was 5.4 years (range, 4.5-6.4 years). 44 patients (79 knees) were available for follow-up, 3 patients (3 knees) were lost to follow-up, and 3 patients (5 knees) died of unrelated causes. At the final follow-up, the mean Oxford Knee Score was 22. Using the American Knee Society Score, 88\% of the knees were rated excellent, 4\% good, 2\% fair, and 6\% poor. Five knees required revision surgery, the indications being infection in 4 knees and aseptic loosening in one knee. The survival rate of the implants was 94\% at 6 years. CONCLUSION: The PFC Sigma total knee arthroplasty system has demonstrated good midterm results at our institution.
This article was published in J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong)
and referenced in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation