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The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
W e studied the quality of fixation of the tibial component using radiostereometric analysis (RSA) in 40 patients who had undergone a cemented Freeman-Samuelson total knee arthroplasty. They were prospectively randomised to either a stemmed metal-backed (MB) or non-stemmed all-polyethylene (AP) tibial component. The articulating geometry of the implants was identical, as was the operative technique and the postoperative regime. The study showed no complications of fixation using AP tibialdoi:10.1302/0301-620x.83b6.11430 pmid:11521922 fatcat:v47dxsw4qvg6bk5ihlmgsoue7q