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Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation

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Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Orthopedics | Surgery


Tibial baseplate fracture following primary total knee arthroplasty is a rare complication, particularly with modern implants and surgical techniques. This case details the first known report of mid-range follow-up catastrophic failure of a cementless modular, trabecular metal tibial baseplate. This failure highlights the importance of continued follow-up for novel implants, to include cementless knee arthroplasty designs, particularly if new symptoms arise or periarticular bone loss is identified on radiograph. and Knee Surgeons.


Cementless baseplate fracture, Total knee arthroplasty

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© 2019 Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (

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Arthroplast Today. 2019 Oct 16;5(4):446-452. doi: 10.1016/j.artd.2019.09.002. eCollection 2019 Dec. Link to article on publisher's site

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Arthroplasty today

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