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Author Credentials

Sinan E. Ozgur, MD, Ali Oliashirazi, MD, Grant S. Buchanan, MD, Franklin D. Shuler, MD, PhD

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.18590/mjm.2016.vol2.iss4.14

Abstract

Abstract

Loose bone and cement can promote polyethylene wear that may lead to failure in total knee arthroplasty. The authors propose a technique to enhance the debridement of loose bodies by distracting the cemented components with a lamina spreader following standard debridement with pulsatile lavage. Cement and bone/soft tissue debris was recovered from 51 consecutive primary total knee arthroplasty patients. This technique facilitated the removal of hidden debris in 80% of patients (41/51). On average, 2.6 fragments measuring 158 mm3 were removed per patient. The authors advocate that distraction with a lamina spreader be used to reduce potential sources of wear.

Conflict(s) of Interest

N/A

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