Can Isolated Tibial Component Revision Be an Alternative to Isolated Aseptic Loosening of the Tibial Component in Total Knee Arthroplasty?

Document Type : In Brief

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E. Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain

Abstract

This article reviews the information on isolated tibial component revision for isolated aseptic loosening 
of the tibial component in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). It summarizes the results of recent major 
studies published in PubMed since the beginning of the search engine until 28 March 2023. Sixty -five 
articles were found, of which only five were analyzed because they were directly related to the title of 
this article. At 5-year follow-up isolated tibial revision and both-component (femoral and tibial) revision 
for aseptic loosening did not differ with regard to failures of the implant, adv erse events, and clinical 
outcomes.
 Level of evidence: III

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