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A serious complication following a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a periprosthetic fracture. This involves the distal femur, proximal tibia or the patella, occurring more often in the supracondylar area of the distal femur.
Knee replacement surgery (also known as arthroplasty) is a common orthopedic procedure used to relieve pain, give back mobility and return you to normal activities.
In a total knee replacement, the damaged surfaces of the knee joint are removed and replaced by a prosthetic implant made of metal, plastic or a combination.
In August, we updated you about failures that were occurring with the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Implant. One of the most common issues was loosening of the tibial plate.
The DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Implant System was designed to improve stability and range of motion in patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery. However, the device has been linked to numerous reports of tibial component loosening leading to debilitating complications.
An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with artificial knee implants reports Consumer Safety Watch. For about 90% who have a total knee replacement, it is a very successful surgery “relieving the pain, enabling patients to return to work and improving quality of life. However, for some, the procedure is not quite so successful.