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Failure of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) caused by wear of the polyethylene-bearing surface of a metal-backed tibial platform or a metal-backed patellar component is a recognized complication. We present a case of a 78-year-old woman with a cystic mass in the left calf caused by metal wear debris...
Data indicate that deep venous thrombosis (DVT) occurs at the time of knee arthroplasty. Nevertheless, literature concerning DVT prophylaxis has only recently addressed this contention. This prospective study evaluated the efficacy of a perioperative prophylactic regimen. Between January 1996 and...