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An impinging remnant meniscus causing early polyethylene failure in total knee arthroplasty: a case report

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Title
An impinging remnant meniscus causing early polyethylene failure in total knee arthroplasty: a case report
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Journal of Medical Case Reports, July 2007
DOI 10.1186/1752-1947-1-48
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Authors

Rachid Saouti, Barend J. van Royen, Christiaan M. Fortanier

Abstract

The management of patients with an apparently normal functional total knee arthroplasty (TKA) suffering from unexplained persistent pain and swelling is a challenging issue. The usual causes of pain after total knee replacement are well known, but there are a small number of patients in whom its aetiology is obscure. Malfunction due to soft tissue impingement has rarely been reported. A patient with an unusual case of posterior soft tissue impingement secondary to a trapped posterior horn of a remnant medial meniscus after TKA and responsible for severe early polyethylene wear, is reported. The diagnosis was confirmed by arthroscopy. Treatment was performed by arthrotomy. The meniscus remnant was removed followed by total synovectomy and isolated exchange of the polyethylene insert. To our knowledge, this is the first well-documented case reporting this association.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 6%
Unknown 16 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 3 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 12%
Student > Bachelor 2 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 12%
Lecturer 2 12%
Other 4 24%
Unknown 2 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 82%
Social Sciences 1 6%
Environmental Science 1 6%
Unknown 1 6%

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