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Knee Replacement – Replacement Surgery

February 11, 2021
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It used to be that one of the main indications for revision surgery and knee replacement was that the plastic bearing between the two metal components would wear out and therefore would require revision surgery to replace that plastic piece. Nowadays that plastic is being made much more thorough with better wear potential, meaning it's lasting longer for longer periods of time and increasing wear. The benefit of this is now that instead of having patients come in with the wearing out of the plastic, instead, one of the more common reasons is that the debonding of the prosthesis occurs prior to the wearing out of the plastic piece.

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