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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2009 April;60(2):161-71

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Understanding complications after total knee arthroplasty

Raman Raj Thakur 1, Amar Ranawat 2

1 Adult Reconstruction Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA 2 Ranawat Orthopaedic Hospital for Special Surgery 535 E 70th Street 6th Floor, New York, NY, USA


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Nearly half of the early revisions after total knee replacement are performed for failure due to surgical error. This article reviews the common reasons for failure after primary total knee arthroplasty. Understanding the modes of failure is the first step towards helping reduce the incidence of failure of knee arthroplasty.

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