NPOS Member Blog Post #1 - Written by Michael Vessely, MD
Total knee arthroplasty – is it time to reconsider the use of an all-polyethylene tibial component?

Metal-backed modular (MB) tibial components are most commonly used in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) today. The Australian, England and Wales, and Norwegian total joint registries report that in less than 10% of the TKAs implanted in their countries were all-polyethylene (AP) tibial components used (1).

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