Author(s): Hutt J, Dodd M, Bourke H, Bell J
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Abstract There is increasing interest in the use of patellofemoral joint replacements and the cohort receiving them are the youngest of any of the groups of patients undergoing a knee arthroplasty. With more contemporary prostheses, progression of arthritis in other parts of the knee joint is becoming the predominant mechanism of failure. We conducted a multicenter retrospective comparative cohort study to discover whether the outcome of total knee replacement is compromised by prior patellofemoral joint arthroplasty. A total of 21 patients with a mean age of 61 years, who were revised from a patellofemoral joint replacement to a total knee replacement, were compared with a matched cohort of patients who underwent primary total knee replacement. At a mean follow-up of 2.4 years, the primary total knee replacement cohort had significantly better Oxford Knee Scores, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) function scores, pain visual analog scores, and EQ-5D scores. There was no significant difference in patient satisfaction or EQ-5D visual analog scale.Our results indicate that although the revision of a patellofemoral joint replacement to a total knee replacement is a technically straightforward procedure, the eventual outcome may be less satisfactory when compared with a primary total knee replacement. Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.
This article was published in J Knee Surg
and referenced in Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research