Fracture of a polyethylene tibial post in a Scorpio posterior-stabilized knee prosthesis.

Hong Chul Lim, Ji Hoon Bae, Jin Ho Hwang, Seung Joo Kim, Ji Yeol Yoon

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We report the case of a polyethylene tibial post fracture in a 72-year-old woman 14 months after a Scorpio posterior-stabilized (PS) total knee arthroplasty. The polyethylene wear was found around the fracture site of the post, especially over the anterior aspect of the post base. The failure mechanism of the post fracture in the present case was anterior impingement with excessive wear over the base of the anterior aspect of the tibial post, which became a stress-riser of post and cam articulation. This is the first report of a polyethylene tibial post fracture of a Scorpio PS prosthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-121
Number of pages4
JournalClinics in Orthopedic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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