Z Orthop Unfall
DOI: 10.1055/a-0896-2862
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Rotating Hinge Implants in Knee Arthroplasty

Fundamentals, Indication and Results in Primary and Revision Knee ArthroplastyArticle in several languages: English | deutsch
Alexander Petershofer
1  Dept. of Orthopaedics, Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen, Wels, Austria
Klemens Trieb
2  University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels, Austria
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Publication Date:
12 August 2019 (online)


Due to demographic transition an increasing number of primary knee arthroplasty is expected. A consequence is a rise in frequency in revision knee arthroplasty. Rotating hinge prostheses are a development of former hinge prostheses, due to changes in implant design the outcome of modern rotating hinge implants clearly improved in comparison to former models. Interpretation of outcome in present literature is difficult due to the small number of cases and the heterogeneous indications. Nevertheless the use of rotating hinge knee prostheses in primary and revision arthroplasty is associated with good clinical outcomes, when indicated appropriately.