Early Results of a Modular Cementless Tibial Component for Total Knee Arthroplasty


  • Raj Sinha, MD, PhD
  • Cristian Balcescu




Cementless components in TKA have been used for almost 3 decades, despite mixed success rates. However, biologic fixation remains attractive, especially for younger patients, because of the potential of unlimited durability. This paper is the first to report results on a modular tibial base plate using trabecular metal as a fixation surface. Twenty-four primary TKAs were evaluated clinical and radiographically at mean 1.9 year followup. Excellent clinical results were obtained. There was no significant subsidence or change in orientation of any component. One component was probably loose radiographically but was insufficiently symptomatic to warrant revision. Five components showed nonprogressive radiolucent lines. One reoperation was performed for stiffness, at which time the components were well fixed. Thus, it would appear that excellent bony fixation can be achieved with a modular cementless tibial component with excellent short-term clinical results.


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How to Cite

Sinha, MD, PhD, R., & Balcescu, C. (2014). Early Results of a Modular Cementless Tibial Component for Total Knee Arthroplasty. Reconstructive Review, 4(3). https://doi.org/10.15438/rr.4.3.77



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