Title

Early Aseptic Failure of the Tibial Component-Cement Interface in ATTUNE® Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Report of Three Cases

Division

West Florida

Hospital

Largo Medical Center

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

12-21-2021

Keywords

attune, aseptic loosening, tibial baseplate, tka, total knee arthroplasty, total knee revision arthroplasty, revision arthroplasty, cement interface, bone cement, painful total knee

Disciplines

Orthopedics | Surgery | Surgical Procedures, Operative

Abstract

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) systems are designed to maximize the longevity of the implant. However, an unusually high rate of aseptic tibial tray loosening was observed in the DePuy ATTUNE® total knee arthroplasty system (DePuy Synthes, Warsaw, USA). Affected patients noted symptoms of instability and reproducible pain at the bone-implant interface. However, there was no radiographic evidence of lucency or implant failure. Intra-operatively, the tibial component was grossly loose and lacked adhered cement. We hypothesize that the loosening is due to the smooth architecture of the undersurface of the tibial component, lacking either grit blasting or porous coating.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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