Radiographic and clinical analysis of a Porous-coated metaphyseal cone for revision total Knee arthroplasty



      The aim of this study was to evaluate the radiographic and clinical outcomes of a recently introduced metaphyseal cone system for revision TKA.


      73 revision TKAs in 72 patients were retrospectively reviewed. All patients had a minimum of 2-year clinical follow-up (mean 34.1 months; range 24.0 to 50.3 months). 114 Metaphyseal cones (64 tibial and 50 femoral) of a single manufacturer were implanted. The most common indications for revision were aseptic loosening (56.9%), second stage reimplantation for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI; 26.4%), and instability (12.5%). All femoral and tibial stems were press-fit cementless stems.


      Ten of 72 patients underwent re-revision: six for infection (8.3%), two for instability (2.8%), one (1.4%) for patellar tendon rupture and one (1.4%) for femoral component loosening (a cone was not utilized at index revision). Two patients had loose cones (one with an isolated tibial cone and one with both femoral and tibial cones) associated with loose implants but declined re-revision. Aseptic survivorship of our patient cohort free from any re-revision surgery was 95.9% at 2 years (95% CI 87.4–98.7%) and 96.5% of cones demonstrated radiographic evidence of osseointegration. At 2-years, the Knee Society Score (KSS) improved from a mean of 17.2 points preoperatively to 57.8 points (p <.0001).


      Porous-coated metaphyseal cones from this manufacturer demonstrate excellent aseptic survivorship and radiographic evidence of osseointegration similar to prior designs when used with cementless stems.


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