Two-year follow-up on joint stability and muscular function comparing rotating versus fixed bearing TKR.
ABSTRACT Mobile and fixed bearing in total knee replacement are still discussed controversially. In a retrospective, matched-pair study, we investigated 40 patients with computer-assisted (BrainLAB) primary total knee replacement (PFC Sigma, DePuy) performed two years before. Twenty patients each received a mobile bearing and a fixed bearing. We compared Womac Score, Knee Society Score, postoperative ROM, fluoroscopic measurement of knee stability in flexion and extension and isokinetic muscle strength using a Biodex-3 dynamometer. Both groups showed similar results concerning WOMAC Score (total rotating bearing: 23.05; fixed bearing: 22.57), KSS (rotating bearing: 174.89; fixed bearing: 176.1). Isokinetic muscle force demonstrated statistically significant superior results for knee flexion in the rotating bearing group. Medio-lateral stability revealed statistically significant superior results for the rotating bearing compared to fixed bearing in extension (P>0.05). In flexion only lateral stability was superior (P>0.05). Two-year clinical follow-up after computer-assisted total knee replacement resulted in good clinical outcome with high patient satisfaction. Statistically significant better values for the rotating platform group were found for the medio-lateral stability in extension and the peak flexion torque.
Article: Functional outcome of PFC Sigma fixed and rotating-platform total knee arthroplasty. A prospective randomised controlled trial.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a difference in functional outcome between the PFC Sigma fixed-bearing and rotating-platform total knee replacement systems. One hundred twenty patients were randomised to receive either a fixed-bearing or rotating-platform PFC Sigma total knee replacement. Range of movement (ROM), Oxford knee score (OKS) and Knee Society score (KSS) were assessed independently before and one year after surgery. Weight-bearing X-rays were taken immediately and one year post surgery to determine the incidence of osteolysis and loosening. At a mean follow-up of 13.4 months there was no statistically significant difference in mean ROM, OKS and KSS between the two groups. There was no evidence of osteolysis or loosening in either of the groups and no revision for infection or implant failure. This study shows that there is no statistically significant difference in functional outcome between the two types of implants at short-term follow-up.International Orthopaedics 11/2009; 34(3):349-54. · 2.03 Impact Factor
Article: Comparison of mobile-bearing and fixed-bearing designs in high flexion total knee arthroplasty: using a navigation system.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: We compared and analyzed the short term results of high flexion total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with mobile-bearing and fixed bearing designs. We studied 32 patients that had undergone TKA with LPS-Flex Mobile and 34 patients with LPS-Flex Fixed using an electromagnetic navigation system between January 2010 and June 2010, and were followed up for at least 1 year. Knee Society Functional Score (KSFS) and Knee Society Knee Score (KSKS) of the mobile-bearing group were 94.5 and 93.8 points, respectively, and were 48.2 and 45.3 points preoperatively, whereas those of the fixed-bearing group were 95.1 and 94.2 points, respectively, and were 49.5 and 46.9 points preoperatively. Postoperative mechanical axis deviation and implant position of the femoral and tibial component both on the coronal and sigittal planes showed no significant differences between the two groups. Range of motion (ROM) and maximal flexion angle (MFA) of the knee joint also showed no significant differences between the two groups. The possibility of crossed-legged sitting and kneeling position also showed no significant differences between the two groups. Clinical and radiologic parameters, ROM and MFA of knee joints showed no significant differences in both the groups, but long term follow-up results may be necessary, including survival rate.Knee surgery & related research. 03/2012; 24(1):25-33.